The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
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Scientists Talk About the Possibility of a Zombie Virus
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
Geoengineering could cause more problems than the global warming it aims to stop
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, designed to preserve the world's crops, turns one year old today
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
The nation's most toxic nuke dump hopes to melt away its cleanup woes
New meds could directly combat the effects of radiation poisoning for the first time
Cheery happy times
Several of Japan's nuclear power plants are experiencing serious damage from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Here's what you need to know to understand the news, as it happens
We're two minutes to midnight. Again.
The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russiaâ€™s electricity-starved Arctic
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
Scientists cast doubt over the Pentagon's plan to build a new nuclear bunker buster
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
Congress will scramble to address the isotope paucity this week
What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.
Topics included the opioid crisis, nuclear weapons, and "beautiful clean coal."
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.