Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
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
It would be easy to dismiss Mitchell Joachim's fantastical vision for ecological supercities, with their flocks of jetpacks and mass-transit blimps that look like flying monster jellyfish, as science fiction—if he wasn't actually building them
The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
See how PopSci staffers are staying green this Earth Day, and get the science behind the scenes
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Save coastal marshes and clean up polluted waterways with plant-covered rafts
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.
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
How to make one of our most ubiquitous gadgetsâ€”every part of itâ€”environmentally sound.
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we take a look back at where it all began
Corporate responsibility looms large at this year's show, but protesters insist more companies need more proactive electronics recycling policies
The planet has limited resources of several important elements, many of which can do what no other element can. Here's what's left of the periodic table, and what would happen if we run out
Looking for a source of rare earths? Try your stash of old cellphones
You don't even have to try. The things you do as a matter of course can have grievous ecological effects
Climate change will drive people to urban areas, and smarter cities will be needed to shelter them
The pressure to green-up the Olympics builds with each games, forcing the host cities to get creative. Like using beetle-chewed wood for your skating center's roof
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
An astronaut's view of the Pacific Ocean
Which industries do the most damage to the environment?
Welcome to the wonderful world of compost toilet tech
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
By providing its citizens with a steady stream of personalized, real-time data, the ninth-largest city in Iowa is changing the world
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
A component of your LCD screen could have medicinal uses
Energy officials argue for a new breed of reactors that run on recycled radioactive fuel
Möbius strips still fascinate mathematicians.
Such membranes have potential for water desalinatization and other advanced filtering.
Jeffrey Martin's closed-loop plan for recycling heat-trapping carbon emissions into gasoline
Another "green" brick, this time made like sausage
Calling all teachers and students!
Fighting the good fight
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars-it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to dye a simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color
The legendary urban planning game has a lot to say about the way our societies affect the environment. And the newest edition says one thing in particular.
The change between 2011 and 2018 is stark.
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
The most dangerous pollutant might not even be known yet.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
It's never too early to start planning your Fossil Fools Day party!
In the global race to reduce carbon emissions, these eco-minded communities, from Kansas to the Maldives, lead the pack. Here's how they're making their carbon footprints disappear
Seven battery survival strategies to get you by.
Some musings on our favorite mycological marvels.
Awesome! Now what?
They could come in handy during longer manned missions
"Transient electronics" could deliver drugs, monitor buildings and more. Could they be an eco-friendly solution for obsolescent tech?
Any face. Even on a trash can.
One couple refused to stop until they found the cause of their son's ultra-rare disorder.
The holidays are over and the weather outside is still frightful. May as well make use of it.
H2O: potable, then portable
Energy: Some say it's too big a job, but scientists would sure like to try.
Re-framing environmental rhetoric so it appeals to conservatives can really work, a study finds.
They're windows into the heart of the Earth.
A good performance requires great dirt.
He just needs to get it to them
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
This is the first time anybody has tried to quantify the beautifying effects of these procedures.
Multiple groups are trying to recycle used artificial limbs and devices like pacemakers.
Turning trash into a lifesaver
(planned for Freedom Tower)
Recycling: It's not waste unless you waste it.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
Kits from a new crowdfunding campaign could send you everything you need to get started
Biotech startups seek to replace toxic chemical inks and dyes with more sustainable living ones
Scientists studying the oft-maligned undersea creature are finding more than meets the eye
Microlungs grown from human lung tissue could replace animal testing. The chip...it's breathing
Findings could lead to better batteries
How we'll figure out whether machines can mimic the scents of reality
Turns out, I'm hip to a new trend.
Exotic science explained for the everyman
A 3-D holographic body scanner uses ultrahigh-frequency radiowaves to illuminate non-metal weapons concealed beneath clothing.
A $5 water purifier for the masses