As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
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
H2O: potable, then portable
See how PopSci staffers are staying green this Earth Day, and get the science behind the scenes
Environmental management: An organic method of detoxing the Andes.
Ten amazing projects built by teens.
Shaken or stirred, it's all purified
At the dawn of Prohibition, the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist
Welcome to the wonderful world of compost toilet tech
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
Growing kale and tilapia--and brewing beer--in an abandoned stretch of Chicago
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
The nation's most toxic nuke dump hopes to melt away its cleanup woes
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill