A captain and a sailor died after the Bounty, a wooden ship built for a Marlon Brando film in the 1960s, sank off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Journalist and Popular Science contributor Matthew Shaer reconstructs the ship's final voyage.
Some animals and plants stand to gain plenty.
Determining cause of death with the help of blubber knives
Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
Learning the finer points of canine-dom
A device used by the British Navy to mark minefields has been repurposed to keep sonar-equipped marine animals out of fishing nets
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
And is it dangerous?
The story behind the most successful failure of all time.
Russian team investigating the Antarctic lake isolated for 14 million years may have polluted it as they left
It's just science, guys.
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
What do whales sing about?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
Just a little jaunt from Brazil down to the Southern Ocean and then back up the African Coast to Madagascar
A Japanese woman has been recognized as the oldest woman on the planet, at age 114. Very impressive! But these six animals would scoff at a mere 114-year-old.
Some beached whales can't be rescued. Four scientists have developed a humane way to end their suffering.
Highly endangered North Atlantic right whales may be able to see--and avoid--red and orange lobster ropes underwater.