Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
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A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
So an industrial accident has blanketed your countryside in millions of cubic feet of caustic sludge. Now what?
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
Ten amazing projects built by teens.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Advanced ocean science tech helps researchers study the spill
Shock Trauma photo gallery, by Popular Science staff photographer John B. Carnett
The massive plume scientists announced last week might already be gone
We spent twenty-four hours on a Greenpeace boat in the Gulf of Mexico looking for oil and dispersant among marine life. On the six-month anniversary of the leak, we report back
Research suggests the use of chemical dispersants hinders oceanic microbes responsible for natural cleanup
A new study discovered illness and birth defects among Gulf Coast fish nearly 16 months after the BP explosion.
Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.
Harness marine life to save marine life