We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
Addressing the American Geophysical Union, James Hansen urges fellow scientists to study, share facts on nuclear energy
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Nuclear power is the most efficient emissions-free energy available. But can it be made safe? Two new reactor designs do just that
The first of their kind used for commercial energy generation
Meet EMMA, the Electron Model of Many Applications
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
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
For environmentalist Jesse Ausubel, going green means land conservation and energy efficiency—and forgetting “boutique” renewables like windmills and biofuels
The most complex machines ever built don't just hunt for obscure subatomic bits
It's all about enrichment
A tiny nuclear energy source could help power micro- and nanomachines of the future
* 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?
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
The march towards a perfect energy source moves along thanks to one very powerful laser
Energy officials argue for a new breed of reactors that run on recycled radioactive fuel
The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russiaâ€™s electricity-starved Arctic
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