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How a determined scientist taught an ancient species to migrate again.
The remarkable ways animals get around.
Far from being romantic heroes, starless planets may be a dime a dozen.
Can outfitting bees with tiny radio transmitters solve colony collapse disorder?
Looking up to the sky, a young astronomer finds truths at her feet.
Transportation optimization starts with math, but ends in understanding human behavior.
When the biggest problem with traffic is nothing at all.
It’s no fairy tale—factory farms and air travel form a viral expressway to pandemics.
Whether measured in milliseconds or megayears, the world is in constant motion.
The banana’s journey from the plantation to you is one long science project.
Building new lands requires sacrifice.
How shipping containers made distance irrelevant.
Special spots in empty space might hold the key to interplanetary exploration.
When home is not a haven.
Natural gas is shaking up the search for green gasoline.
Nanomedicine is going to battle against brain disease in Iraq veterans.
Pick your favorite travel mode—big, small, light, dark, or twisted.
Why food aid needs to overhaul its delivery system.
Think we might eventually travel to other planets? In a way, we already are.
Stories about a life spent searching for life among the stars.
We humans take a lot for granted. Pizza delivery, email, smartphones, dishwashers. All of this occurs in the background, making our lives simpler. None of it requires any explicit effort.…Read More
It doesn’t take advanced technology to prove that we live relatively circumscribed lives. Like tiny planets, we process along a certain orbit, from home, the office, the grocery store,…Read More
In the annals of natural history, there is perhaps no fish so singularly unusual, even mysterious, as Anguilla, the eels. Unlike every other migratory fish on Earth, they spawn in the open…Read More
Should extraterrestrials be looking down at Earth from space, they would know a few things about us humans. They would know our routines are dictated by the sun. They would see that we…Read More