As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
Avoid politics with newts, mice, dogs, and more
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Protecting artifacts from entropy is no easy task.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.
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A cartoonist and a climate scientist teamed up on a new book.
Emerging photos and videos show devastation in the Caribbean and empty shelves in Florida
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
No we're not kidding, and yes that's a good thing.
From a teenage nuclear genius to the most violent video game we've ever seen, here are the best works of longform journalism we published this year.
Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
3:18 p.m.: 8.5 million homes are without power. That represents 7 percent of the U.S. population.
When it's 115 degrees in March, it might take a Hail Mary of a solution to help us
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
A round-the-clock telescope, a communication-squelching jet and an anti-shrapnel adhesive
In which we let other people do the picking, for the most part
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists, the battle to resuscitate the world's favorite fruit has begun--a race against time that just may be too late to win
Will satellites one day forestall a tornado's formation, instead of just recording its aftermath?