Canines can detect poachers' contraband, but the job puts them in danger.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
"Being pro-science is the only way we make sure that America continues to lead the world."
Ten minutes, no rules, winner takes all
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
The Arctic's "new normal" includes more plants, less snow
The pig-nosed frog deserves your love (and cash for conservation), too.
It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
Next year is the "Year of the Bat"
PopSci is attending the 40th annual National Symposium on Bat Research
Democrats abandon hope of passing bipartisan bill this summer
For environmentalist Jesse Ausubel, going green means land conservation and energy efficiency—and forgetting “boutique” renewables like windmills and biofuels
Microsoft's Photosynth software will help scan and catalog 3-D models of specimens for analysis over the Web, anywhere
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Stem cells, black holes, and more
Do all those little things we do for the environment—recycling, giving up bottled water, going vegan—really make a difference?
One of the world's most influential scientists would have turned 199 this week, and his work remains as volatile as ever
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
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
Industrial fishing practices are killing the oceans, endangering a key food source.