Featured in tales from the field
This woman counted literal baby steps, and they walk farther than you’d think
They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices.
What it’s really like working as a safety driver in a self-driving car
Riding in cars with computers.
Where will Earth’s continents go next?
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
Running a marathon in space made me finally appreciate gravity
The tiniest tools scientists use
Nanobots, magnetic beads, and bird bands.
What it’s like facing down tennis-ball-size spiders at work
Research professor Jenny Stynoski doesn't flinch from venomous snakes, poisonous frogs, or solo trips to the jungle at night. Tropical banana spiders, on the other hand...
Scientists share the most dangerous things they work with
Acid, lasers, snakes—the laboratory isn't always a safe haven.
I built a sniffing machine to protect dogs
Canines can detect poachers' contraband, but the job puts them in danger.
What happens in the minds of free climbers
Studying the brains of daredevils like Alex Honnold.
How scientists collect lava from an active volcano
It takes the right gear.