A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
The islands of stinging insects are just the beginning.
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Arsenic-laced drinking water, lead-contaminated soils and choking air pollution are sadly just the start in some of the world's dirtiest places
Energy: Some say it's too big a job, but scientists would sure like to try.
A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Researchers have found a known pathogen may help prevent pneumonia
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
Chicoric Acid helps to decrease activity of Yersinia species
Researchers have found this chemical can halt the spread of antibiotic resistance genes
How the World Wide Web has changed science
From arsenic to Prozac to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
You've built your own carbonator; now start mineralizing
Excerpt: The Great Halifax Explosion
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions