Science & Technology
The U.S. Metric Association deserves recognition for its effort to promote increased usage of the modernized metric system. It’s ultimate objective? Complete conversion.
Buried under layers of clay, soil, and rock after a costly Superfund cleanup, the former uranium mining town of Uravan is gone but not forgotten.
How one entomologist’s decades-long struggle to protect a controversial Australian tree has him convinced of bioterrorism.
In the winter of 2000, the RRS Discovery recorded the highest waves ever measured in the open ocean, resulting in a surge of interest in extreme waves, and renewed emphasis on protecting ships and offshore structures from their destructive power.
Recent research suggests AIDS has been in the human population longer than previously believed, and that in parts of Africa, homegrown initiatives have been more successful at preventing the spread of HIV than the efforts of Western donors.
In the 1960s, Americans were focused on space and the idea of sending a man to the moon. In the meantime, a scrappy group of sea-dwelling divers were looking down—to the bottom of the ocean—and opening a vast undersea world to human exploration.