Business & Technology

A more permeable concrete will inspire you to achieve your wildest dreams

Shia LaBeouf better watch his back -- this parking lot is vying for his job as the world's best motivational speaker.


Mealworms munch on Styrofoam without dying, shock scientists

They'll turn your foam coffee cup into "non-toxic poop pellets."


MacArthur winner wants to make clean energy with fake leaves

Unlike solar panels, artificial leaves store their own energy.


Is the West Antarctic ice sheet collapsing? These scientists want to go find out

Bad weather conditions on Thwaites Glacier make it a dangerous place to visit, but we need more than satellite data to understand how it's melting.

Climate & Energy

Want to slow climate change? Stop killing sharks

Shark culling could cut back the ocean's ability to sequester carbon along its coastlines, thus accelerating climate change.


Even scientists who don’t study the climate think climate change is a big deal

A new study shows that 92 percent of scientists from other disciplines say anthropogenic climate change is a thing.

Climate & Energy

Can game theory predict what will happen at the U.N. climate negotiations?

A team of researchers is trying to call the outcome of the Paris climate talks using complex economic models.


The rising oceans could drown a lot of NASA launch sites

The agency's five coastal facilities can expect between 5 and 27 inches of sea level rise by 2050.


Too bad NASA’s plan for space-based solar never happened

It involved 60 orbiting power stations and something called a Star-Raker.