Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
Subtle movements create current
How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
Africa's rapid growth is not affecting the continent equally. Here's a look at five African countries that represent some of the brightest spots.
The first European explorers thought they were American Indian burial mounds, but found only dirt and pebbles inside when they sliced one of the mounds in half.
Addressing the American Geophysical Union, James Hansen urges fellow scientists to study, share facts on nuclear energy
Batteries not required.
On its 150th anniversary, a chemist looks back at the various tables we almost ended up with.
We're not built for this stuff.
Science of the Union.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
It might not (just) be foul play.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
A commute so quick you could just die.
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices.