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The Big Thaw
The Arctic’s permafrost contains twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. But as global temperatures rise, the frozen ground is melting fast and releasing greenhouse gases. Are we trapped in...
Harvesting Energy From Humans
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and...
Pharaoh’s Feminine Figure Explained
Genetic disorders may have caused ruler’s unusual physique
Deadly Gas, Cheap Power
Dangerous fumes from an African lake could be the fuel of tomorrow
Seven Little Piggies Make History
Pigs are offering new possibilities for studying Alzheimer’s disease
Saudi Arabia’s Jurassic Park
Beneath Saudi Arabia’s blazing sun, the largest greenhouse ever planned is taking shape. It will take visitors on a walk through Earth’s history—and into its future
Masters of Disguise
Stunning pictures of some of North America's most impressive animal camouflage
Flying Saucers Come Home
Forget UFOs. The first circular aircraft could soon hit the market right here on Earth. They won’t take you to space, but they might just be worth the long—very long—wait
Lumpfish Close Up
An unusual grip keeps these fish clinging on for dear life
In Defense of the LHC
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific...