As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
Facts aren't political
Ten of the brightest minds in science fiction imagine how we will live—on Earth and beyond—in the decades and centuries to come.
Here's how we catch a whiff of petrichor.
From falling frogs to giant hailstones.
A little bit.
To green or not to green?
Structurally flawed bridges produce a different sound when splashed with water. If we listen in during the rain, we can hear the problem--and fix it--before it gets worse.
Astronomers discover rainwater falling all over the planet!
As I was soaked with rain, I started to rethink my design
An eruption in July created a giant fountain of plasma many times the size of Earth.
Here's how they do it.
Better hold on to your umbrella.
NASA tracks natural disasters in action
Nearly 50 tons of mysterious red particles showered India in 2001. Now the race is on to figure out what the heck they are
The outage-prone service does respond, apparently, to high-level government intervention
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
Or, how to distill 11,000 pages of text into a single graphic