Humanity has toppled scores of world records over the past few decades, but how much more progress can we make?
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Or, how to get high on electrodes.
A literary-scientific project tracks the change in New England plantlife from Thoreau's journals to today
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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
A step towards bio-batteries
"Thermopower waves" could be a brand-new way to produce electricity
A peek inside the simple gears and complicated math that make up one of the coolest devices in your house
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes
A short circuit on a large scale
Just ask this poor pencil
The most promising new treatment for severe depression isn't a pill. It's a permanent implant that shocks the brain. Is this what joy looks like?
Arctic climatologist Konrad Steffen has spent 18 consecutive springs on the Greenland ice cap, personally building and installing the weather stations that help the world's scientists understand what's happening up there. And what's happening may be much worse than anyone thought possible
Could sudden climate change wreak independence day-level havoc? The director of The Day After Tomorrow let us run his new disaster flick by the experts. Uh-oh.
A kinetic missile that flies at mach 7
Could sudden climate change wreak Independence Day-level havoc? The director of The Day After Tomorrow (out May 28) let us run his new disaster flick by the experts. Uh-oh.