Featured in winter 2018
Here’s the gear you need to be a backyard lumberjack
Yes, it involves an axe.
Scientists share the most dangerous things they work with
Acid, lasers, snakes—the laboratory isn't always a safe haven.
Finding opioid alternatives in cone snail stings
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
These elite chemical weapons detectives can prove who’s behind deadly attacks
Dictators and assassins are using banned nerve agents again.
Can we predict flu outbreaks?
Influenza viruses kill up to 646,000 people worldwide every year.
19 schemes to survive climate change
As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
Yes, a killer asteroid could hit Earth
Though the odds do seem to be in our favor.
Earth’s cold storage is melting. Here’s what’s oozing out.
Viruses, bacteria, methane, and more.
He’s let thousands of insects bite and sting him—here’s what he’s learned
Justin Schmidt feels the burn so you don’t have to.
How a bank clerk became a record-breaking polar explorer
In between, she almost died in the Arctic.