To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
We spent twenty-four hours on a Greenpeace boat in the Gulf of Mexico looking for oil and dispersant among marine life. On the six-month anniversary of the leak, we report back
Science of the Union.
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
"IT" organisms may make up more than half of life on Earth
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Glow coral, glow.
We go remote-control deep-sea fishing with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway
Once more unto the beach
Research on pig carcasses and a new body farm in Florida might offer some clues
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
“As long as I'm breathing,” Sylvia Earle says, “I'll be diving.”
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
At the bottom of the sea, Colin Devey studies how our continents move away (and toward) each other.