Officials from the World Health Organization are supposed to witness the destruction, but they're a bit busy right now.
Only two labs in the world are allowed to store samples of smallpox—the CDC in Atlanta, and an institute in Russia. So how'd these samples wind up in Maryland?
Apparently it won't affect work on the International Space Station
Nature gets down and dirty with the legacy of a prolific amphibian researcher/spook.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
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.
Tyson's book "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier" is out today
Some answers from an atmospheric scientist
Engineering the Earth's resources with remote-controlled clouds, artificially induced snow, and trained monkeys -- for sports' sake
A new response posture also dictates nukes will not be used against other non-nuclear states in the event of a biological or chemical attack
Inventor claims breakthroughs come to him under self-induced hypnosis
Keep calm, and keep washing your hands
The administration promised to take science seriously -- PopSci looks at how it's doing so far
Arsenic-laced drinking water, lead-contaminated soils and choking air pollution are sadly just the start in some of the world's dirtiest places
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
More Military-Civillian Technology Fisticuffs: Who's Got The Edge?
Can science make us more secure? We put this query to a few thoughtful people.