'Tis the season for conception.
This isn't Josh O'Connor's first—or last—squirrel census.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Unless it's a secret tunnel, or a toll road
How you contribute to global warming depends a lot on where you live.
The New York City mayor's new $20 billion storm preparation plan is based on some scary data about how the city will look by the 2050s.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
IBM cuts everyone's commute times by analyzing a massive trove of phone records.
The legendary urban planning game has a lot to say about the way our societies affect the environment. And the newest edition says one thing in particular.
New research tries to measure the impact of streetscapes on our mental health.
Countries like Kazakhstan and Vietnam are taking a swing at imaging Earth.
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.
Maybe. Although some of the ideas aren't pretty
Climate change will drive people to urban areas, and smarter cities will be needed to shelter them
Unprecedented private-sector development
It would be easy to dismiss Mitchell Joachim's fantastical vision for ecological supercities, with their flocks of jetpacks and mass-transit blimps that look like flying monster jellyfish, as science fiction—if he wasn't actually building them
In the global race to reduce carbon emissions, these eco-minded communities, from Kansas to the Maldives, lead the pack. Here's how they're making their carbon footprints disappear
Domed glass cities, schools within skyscrapers, rocket-ship neighborhoods and more as we cruise through the complete PopSci archive in search of the perfect urban life
Looking to cities around the world for inspiration
The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
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
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
World-beating skyscraper engineering isn't dead. Across the Pacific, new technology is feverishly being deployed to set records.
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?
Birth of a new city star
Like a volcano, but with a garden hose
NASA already has an orbiter for 2013 and a lander for 2016; now it has another rover in the works, too.
Don't let your small bladder keep you off schedule
Stay tuned for details next week about the proposed launch in 2018.
A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.
The younger Cousteau is seeking funding for the research project on Indiegogo.
Mysterious Dresden Codex may have predicted future holidays
Summertime in the city. Ugh, New York City, you sweaty mess.
Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.
Toyota set to unveil two new models
The Food and Drug Administration ordered to comply within 30 days
It's just like Jurassic Park, except for real, and also with several key practical differences!
We've got a few contenders now. Who's going to print a house first?
At a speech at Georgetown University, he laid out the basics for how the country will combat climate change--whether or not Congress helps.
In the wild, male apes can plan ahead where they'll be going, and they keep their female friends apprised.
Even a double dose of the morning-after contraception isn't likely to work.
Many zoo elephants have too much junk in the trunk.
The Australian government is trying to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the United Nations' "endangered" listing, but scientists say their plan isn't good enough.
What do this week's election results mean for the future of science?
The National Institute of Mental Health published a statement last week about a shift in the way it will conduct research.
America's drug czar has announced that the nation's drug policy should be governed by neuroscience, not politics.
The last bucardo died in 2000, killed by a falling tree.
Immortalize the scent of a dead relative
But oil is still part of the mix
Break out your botanical dictionary. You're going to need it.
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
Scientists' current understanding of stars says these stars shouldn't vary in brightness, but they do.
Treats for physicists, chemists, biologists, and others.
It could help diagnose psychiatric conditions
This is the first time scientists have seen a human with an N8 flu.
Hormonal states cause fluctuating levels of attraction
600 calories per day
Real-time immune attack could pinpoint new interventions, thanks to a new procedure
Use all 10 fingers? You don't have to
A new rapid-fire gun could save lives rather than take them.
The flooding aims to help restore the Colorado River ecosystem to its pre-dam conditions, but many remain skeptical of the plan
Well, that didn't take long...
Breakthrough Prize founder to make statement at noon
Even if we tap every renewable power source available, it won't mean a thing without a final, crucial step: reinventing the grid
A Silicon Valley school backed by NASA and Google unveils grand plans to help humanity
Methane hydrate crystals show promise as a clean energy source
Roads that light themselves, paint that warns you about icy conditions, and more from the zany Dutch design lab Studio Roosegaarde
Scientists think optical clocks are ready to replace the atomic clock as the standard
An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.
Scientists studying the oft-maligned undersea creature are finding more than meets the eye
From a cello-horn to a harpitar, these music-makers are way more exciting than a plain old piano.