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Huzzah for snow in June and ice in Florida!
Your regular reminder that weather is a wild system of tiny causes and huge effects.
It's science—on ice.
The key: first, model hurricanes.
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How climate change will make the Games impossible for certain cities.
It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
New designs make suffering through freezing desolation in the name of research actually look okay.
The key is in the surface moisture.
Insects are ravaging North American forests like never before, and NASA satellites are watching the landscape change.
Meanwhile, Nepal asks world to help measure the peak's exact height
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
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
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.