What a bunch of nerds.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.
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?
Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.
Katharine Hayhoe, "Climate Change Evangelist," wins national science communicator award
The world's water problem, and how to solve it
Scientists have found a new clue as to why amphibians can't fight off a skin infection that threatens entire species.
It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
It's never too early to start planning your Fossil Fools Day party!
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
Sci-fi movies should bend the rules to impress audiences, but they can't play people for complete fools. Review the most science-distorting movies of 2012 in this gallery.
The amount of water on Earth is fixed, but everything else is changing fast
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Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
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
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
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
Nearly half of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" recipients are advancing science and technology
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
The Everglades are on the cusp of the largest ecological restoration in history. We head out to survey the key to its success.