The environment is truly a thing of beauty and should be protected whenever possible. What can we do to save the environment, and what new technology is available to help us?
Sea level change, plastic pollution and invasive species aren’t just political issues — they’re likely signs of a new epoch called the Anthropocene, geologists say.
By Jonathan Strickland Sep 1, 2016
The big problem of cleaning water quickly and cheaply might just have been solved, thanks to this tiny gadget.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 24, 2016
Curious about Soylent? So are we. We caught up with HowStuffWorks' Jonathan Strickland to see how he was faring on his Soylent diet.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 17, 2016
The perfectly preserved remains of a 3,000-year-old settlement called Must Farm provide a window into the lives of the Bronze Age Britons.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 16, 2016
The experts have seen people trying to recycle bowling balls and curling irons. They call it 'wishful recycling'. But paper and plastic items can be problematic too.
By Dave Roos Aug 5, 2016
Sometimes you gotta make a change. For our man Jonathan Strickland that meant switching to a liquid lunch — and breakfast.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 1, 2016
The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer just wrapped up the third leg of its recent expedition into the deep Pacific waters, finding a number of cool new species.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jul 18, 2016
Five trillion cigarettes are discarded each year globally. New research looks at the metal content of those on just one beach in the Persian Gulf.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Jul 13, 2016
Scientists in Iceland have demonstrated a way to rapidly transform harmful carbon dioxide gas emissions into solids for storage.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 12, 2016
As humanity enters its gigacity phase, we need to find more efficient construction materials. We should look within.
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 7, 2016
The uncut gem is 3 billion years old and may fetch $70 million.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 28, 2016
If you care about lost shampoo, you're going to be doing hair flips of joy when you read about what's in store for future plastic shampoo bottles.
By Robert Lamb Jun 28, 2016
Snorkelers found what looked to be the ancient ruins near the Greek island of Zakynthos, but not all that glitters is gold.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 13, 2016
A new 'atlas' of light pollution finds that one third of people on Earth can't see the night sky's most dramatic feature.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jun 10, 2016
Geologists have for the first time recreated the details of the enormous event that created the terrain in what became one of the West's most iconic national parks.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 26, 2016
A mind-boggling number of Earth’s species have yet to be discovered. A NOAA research team aboard the Okeanos Explorer is hunting in the deepest hole in the ocean.
By Jesslyn Shields May 18, 2016
With incredibly well-preserved metal figurines, lamps, coins and more, the sunken treasure find in Caesarea's harbor is being called the best of its kind in decades.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 17, 2016
And they're ready to help you do it, whether it's just you, your school, your company or your neighborhood.
By Kate Kershner May 2, 2016
Yep, the same country that's home to Saudi Aramco, an energy behemoth valued at trillions of dollars, thinks it might be time to start stepping away from the oil.
By Ben Bowlin Apr 27, 2016
More ticks! Different birds! Sicker humans! Changing the world's climate is, well, changing the world.
By Christopher Hassiotis Mar 30, 2016
Wadi Sura's enigmatic cave art gives a glimpse into a society where lines between human and animal were very, very blurry. New research has solved some of the mystery.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 29, 2016
That's courtesy of a five-gallon capacity, portable shower that has some serious purification technology built in.
By Christian Sager Mar 24, 2016
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed thinks Hotlanta is having a moment. We sat down with him to hear why.
By Jason Hoch Mar 18, 2016
Talk about a real power plant. Researchers have shown that the electrons released from tomato waste can be captured. Toss those rotten tomatoes right into the future!
By Chris Opfer Mar 16, 2016
Millions of people die every year because of poor air quality, new international research finds. That number is expected to rise in coming years.
By Christopher Hassiotis Feb 13, 2016
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