New research on where invasives are most pervasive
It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Wiping out bycatch before it wipes out more marine life
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
The president sets in motion the largest ocean preserve ever—but will industry kill it?
Which industries do the most damage to the environment?
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
Give these reptiles some love.
Researchers have found some nasty microbes in turtles off the coast of Mexico
Scientists test how tagging devices increase drag for marine animals.
Sea turtles know where they're going; drugged fish, not so much
How do we decide how rare an animal is? How do we figure out how long before it goes extinct? And how do we stop that from happening?
Plus, a detailed map of Pluto's surface
Look at his little fins!
Pictured: a turtle with a really cool shell.
Plus, the Prince Nebula
Plus, a star named "Nasty"
Happy Early World Ocean Day!
A Japanese study suggests looking at cute animal pics can help your concentration. We've thoughtfully provided some so you can test that out for yourself.
Leave a comment to win this illustration on a t-shirt
Scientists have yet to agree on the scope of the disaster
New rules under the sea and on the plate
Competitor takes advantage of LHC's accident
These little suckers could inspire a new superglue.
Information has never looked so beautiful
Including a robot hugging a teddy bear
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.
The Australian government is trying to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the United Nations' "endangered" listing, but scientists say their plan isn't good enough.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Holy reticulated snake spine! A fossil reveals a 2,500 pound prehistoric python (along with some surprising facts about global temperature)
Why do we have fingerprints? How long can trees live? Why do cats purr? Artists illustrate humanity's most burning scientific questions.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
Our 10 favorite science images of the week
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
But the findings are not without their fair share of critics.
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
We spent twenty-four hours on a Greenpeace boat in the Gulf of Mexico looking for oil and dispersant among marine life. On the six-month anniversary of the leak, we report back
Now what do I do with all these leeches?
How to track cyber-villains and plan a space colony
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
To track the effects of warming seas on coral reefs, a new survey project is launching an extensive database of panoramic underwater imagery.
100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!
Here's how these huge storms form.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the boundary between man and machine is quickly disappearing. PLUS: A gallery of today's most mind-blowing 'bots
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
The quest to understand, explore, and protect the amazing animals
The retired U.S.S. Oriskany is now host to fish and divers. Click here to see the 32,000-ton hulk sink
Pinpointing the smell of death will help cadaver dogs track down bodies more quickly
But one thing's for sure: This creature of the deep has an incredible memory.
A Thai man was caught in an airport trying to pick up 54 ploughshare tortoises. There are perhaps 400 ploughshare tortoises in the wild.
Headbutt the shape, get a treat!
Science Channelâ€™s new reality TV show pits survivalist Les Stroud against some of the worldâ€™s harshest environs.
Fun is in the beak of the beholder
Reconstructing sea level history for the first time
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
Shall we take bets on how the ancient-alien conspiracy theorists will spin this one?
A scientist stationed in Antarctica tells about the biggest scientific discovery of the year, and how to have fun at the Pole.
Hangers-on that cost the U.S. Navy $250 million a year
Unusual ice activity
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
For the advanced kitchen chemist, or the merely curious-discover the high-tech appetizers, entres and desserts behind today's culinary revolution
Two angles on the world's most dangerous high-altitude, high-tech daredevil stunt.
Arctic climatologist Konrad Steffen has spent 18 consecutive springs on the Greenland ice cap, personally building and installing the weather stations that help the world's scientists understand what's happening up there. And what's happening may be much worse than anyone thought possible
Most scientists give the credit to a group of mossy swamp-dwellers that originated underwater, but new evidence points to a mysterious life-form that lived--and died--millions of years earlier.
How fish adapt to a warming world is top of mind for governments eager to profit off of a robust fishing industry. Will climate change rule in their favor?
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
5 strategies for beating antibiotic resistance
Now Robert Ballard hopes to find evidence of humans who migrated into North America.
A few bright points throughout the year.
Our planet makes a lot of sounds, and some of them are spooky.
The motion of the ocean(ic crust).
Shows like Dexterâ€™s Laboratory and Jimmy Neutron are turning the electronic babysitter into a science cheerleader
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
Abominable snowmen, sea serpents and dragons, oh my!