A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
How regular people can contribute to scientific research
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
In a wide-ranging interview with PopularScience.com, Aldrin talks about a mission to Mars, 34 years of sobriety and the future of American leadership in space.
Nearly half of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" recipients are advancing science and technology
Scientists say amphibian death could be the start of the first mass extinction since the dinosaurs
How do we decide how rare an animal is? How do we figure out how long before it goes extinct? And how do we stop that from happening?
Some rare good environmental news.
It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
Rating may help drive efforts to save some of Earth's most critically endangered (and weirdest) birds.
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
Give these reptiles some love.
Wyoming's anti-scientific laws have allowed the most famous wolf in Yellowstone to be shot. Shooting wolves isn't only senseless--it actively harms the environment.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
Plus, twin red panda cubs
It worked in the lab—but will it work in the jungle?
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
Even after the species went extinct, people still reported "seeing" them in the wild.
Plus, a gallery of endangered zoo babies born this year. Squee!
For oenophiles and chocoholics, it was a very good year. For clean air: not so much.
How do you know you're comparing apples to apples?