As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
At least, some of them did...
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
Or, why everyone is stocking up on iodine tablets
The Eiffel Tower? Predictable. Space Mountain? Kid stuff. This summer, wow the family with reality instead. Visit atom smashers, corpse farms and other wild scientific hotspots
A new machine lets scientists create monster waves--and ways to survive them
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
The new system analyzes real-time ocean data to see when the killer waves formed
The motion of the ocean(ic crust).
We have the technology to I.D. them near their source, but getting the word out may still be the hardest part
The tops of tsunamis glow red, it turns out
A computer simulation found nearby islands can amplify the severity of a tsunami by as much as 70 percent.
What causes a monster wave? Scientists are drilling seismic hot zones to find out
When a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast early Friday morning, we all feared a tsunami. But San Francisco gets earthquakes all the time, and we're not scared of a tsunami there. Why?
A tsunami advisory was issued, but has now been cancelled.
Talking it out could make us less vulnerable.
The magnitude of the situation is still TBD