As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
Ten students who are improving MRIs, cancer treatments and human-robot interaction--between classes, of course
Inventor claims breakthroughs come to him under self-induced hypnosis
It's not just useless crap.
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
BioDomes could safely rid rural areas of wastewater
Fertilizer and sewage runoff cause the worst marine pollution, but we can reverse their effects
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
An Arizona ski resort was the first to make snow from sewage "effluent," but the color was just a little off. Oops!
Recycling: It's not waste unless you waste it.
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Coming to German sewer pipes this summer: Robotic snake inspectors.
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we take a look back at where it all began
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Engineering the Earth's resources with remote-controlled clouds, artificially induced snow, and trained monkeys -- for sports' sake
Taber MacCallum helps hazmat divers safely explore contaminated waters
As energy prices spike, even smelly fuel sources look attractive