A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Advanced ocean science tech helps researchers study the spill
Research suggests the use of chemical dispersants hinders oceanic microbes responsible for natural cleanup
Harness marine life to save marine life
A new study discovered illness and birth defects among Gulf Coast fish nearly 16 months after the BP explosion.
Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.
The massive plume scientists announced last week might already be gone
To help understand, consider your kitchen sink
Scientists have yet to agree on the scope of the disaster
How faulty plumbing sank the world's largest oil platform.
They are also apparently safe to eat.
As seen in the June issue of Popular Science. We love this photo
Evolution in the absence of biological molecules
New findings on what human activities are able to trigger earthquakes, and what kinds of quakes we may be setting off
Prolonged exposure to high concentrations of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol can cause headaches, eye and skin irritation, and difficulty breathing.
Geologists say the end is nigh. New recovery tech may tell a different story.
According to a senior International Energy Agency official, the energy watchdog agency fears the truth would trigger panic buying
Your August obituary of astronomer Thomas Gold implied that his oil-abundance theory is off-base, but hasn't recent research proved otherwise?
A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.
Or for a month stuck anywhere, really.
The European wildcat has a favorite place to pee, just like George Costanza.
A few bubbles can go a long way
But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.
You wouldn't want to bring out sherry or dried fruit tones in your giant box of chardonnay, would you?
So much is less important, obviously. But these things especially.
From arsenic to Prozac to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
'We're all sort of stumbling around in a fog,' one of the study authors says.
And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent.
The perils of working on a fragile ice shelf.
The Hawk Recycler breaks down waste products and spits out clean, usable fuel
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
Ancient Egyptian cheese helps us understand when and how dairy came into our lives.
The color of tableware influences the way we perceive our food.
Because no one goes to college to learn.
Yevgeny Salinder found an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil in northern Russia (complete with its 1.5-meter-long penis intact!).
University of Texas at Austin researchers have designed an oral strip that relieves burns from hot foods and liquids.
Maybe we can all just agree on this one?
One might change the way we treat cancer for good.
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
Facts aren't political
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
Democrats abandon hope of passing bipartisan bill this summer
So an industrial accident has blanketed your countryside in millions of cubic feet of caustic sludge. Now what?
Just discovered: Glowing fungus, ship-eating bacteria, toughest-silk spider and terrible toothed leech
An unmanned Global Hawk recon drone will join a team of aircraft--all equipped with advanced weather instrumentation--to observe the 2010 storm season closer than ever before
And is it dangerous?
Just implement a nice kill-switch, then everything'll be fine
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.
Doctors report surprising substance found during operation
Hundreds of species of plants and animals have been waiting literally decades to even be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Thankfully, that's about to change.
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
Look at this shark, it has more heads than sharks normally have (they usually have one head).
In defense of sleep
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
This one's made of carbon, and it's super absorbent, too!
Willem van Cotthem's super-soil harnesses the power of Pampers to turn dirt into lush gardens
The Arctic's "new normal" includes more plants, less snow
Researcher models bacteria-controlled robots
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions