As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Plus, elephants painted as pandas
Plus your new desktop wallpaper, courtesy of Google Earth
Plus, a few planets
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"Static electricity charged barbed wire fences, stalled automobiles, and made men's and women's hair stand on end"
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Batdrones, swarming UAVs, and better radar are in our future
A Chinese wind-turbine company strikes a deal to become the exclusive supplier for one of the largest U.S. wind farms
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
To green or not to green?
At the North American bat convention, biologists seek ways to reduce bat deaths at wind farms
Virginia's mountains provided the first real obstacles on our trip--but also some windy inspiration
Turbines to take root in the sea
Innovations and steep gas prices may at last kick-start wind energy in the U.S.
The Eiffel Tower? Predictable. Space Mountain? Kid stuff. This summer, wow the family with reality instead. Visit atom smashers, corpse farms and other wild scientific hotspots