A new book catalogues the map-maker's lesser-known works.
And more of our favorite images of the week
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Including a robot hugging a teddy bear
Plus, an ant's shiny coat keeps it cool
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
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
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
World-beating skyscraper engineering isn't dead. Across the Pacific, new technology is feverishly being deployed to set records.
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.
Important things from September 1964
The world's longest suspension bridge.
Plus a robotic street sign, a floating fort-turned-hotel, and more
Longest-lasting lightning bolt also measured
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Wolves have been devastated by inbreeding.
The world's tallest building
Tallest building! Longest bridge! Fastest train! Behold, the next engineering marvels to dazzle the world.
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
Plus, new Veil Nebula images from Hubble