To green or not to green?
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
A company plans to construct the world's largest solar power project ever, in the Sahara
If Mars is a little far, try scenic eastern Morocco.
And one has already been killed.
Beetle-esque frost-fighting structures could save energy
Behind the scenes at the DARPA Grand Challenge, the 142-mile robot race that died at mile 7
Like something straight out of Dune, but the boring, terraforming parts.
How to stay alive so you can do science in scorching heat
You would need a very, very big boat
One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations
With the Sahara desert rapidly encroaching on livestock-nourishing grassland, architect Magnus Larsson proposes a 3,728-mile-long barrier wall—built by bacteria
Envisat captures a beautiful palette (and not much else) in North Africa's 'Mountains of Hunger.'
A satellite peers down on a hellish landscape in south-central Algeria
What happens after you die? Let this friendly savannah monitor lizard show you.
Thousands of prehistoric tracks are clustered in less than an acre of Western desert