A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
A few bright points throughout the year.
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
No we're not kidding, and yes that's a good thing.
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
Get gorgeous with the cutting edge of twentieth-century technology
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Shoes change the human foot strike and may lead to more running injuries
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
100 years from now, what jobs will people be hating?
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
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
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.