A look back at Japan's nuclear crisis, initiated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011
The developing nation's interpretation of climate change talks in Durban suggests it will not act to curb climate changing emissions
Data centers powered by biogas and solar energy could make Apple's Cloud cleaner. Larry Greenemeier reports
Scientific American editors Mark Fischetti and Michael Moyer discuss some of the sessions they attended at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...
U.S.D.A. Plant Hardiness Map enables users to see which plants are most likely to thrive in any U.S. area
Death tolls for close-in tsunamis could be lower if their true sizes can be determined earlier, perhaps via offshore sensor networks
Possible methods to move the massive Costa Concordia, twice as big as the Titanic, include multiple cranes, inflatable bags and even buoyant objects like ping-pong balls used by Donald Duck...
Children exposed to higher levels of PCBs in the womb, score lower on focus and concentration tests
Satellite data could warn of incoming air pollution.
Japan still struggles with the effects of a powerful earthquake, devastating tsunami and multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
Scientists model where and when the detritus will reach the U.S. west coast
One year after Japan's tsunami scientists fear marine debris from the disaster may hit Hawaii's coral reefs
Researchers impregnate layers of plastic with fungus to produce a living--and self-cleaning--material. David Biello reports
Southern Indiana was hit very hard by large tornadoes Friday, killing six people and destroying the town of Marysville
Heart disease and depression are likely to claim more lives than radiation after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, experts say
Construction on 73-metre vessels set to begin later this year.
An economic analysis of the value of sharks for ecotourism alone finds that each individual is worth far more alive than dead for its fins. Steve Mirsky reports
The government failed to provide accurate warnings after the March 11 event that damaged the Fukushima reactors. Public mistrust remains high
A microbiologist is harnessing beneficial bacteria to help coral reefs weather pollution, overfishing and climate change
Join the more than 5,000 citizen scientists who are helping researchers identify the songs of individual whales. Mariette DiChristina reports