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These Tiny Scales Make Sharks Incredibly Fast. Can They Help Us Build Better Planes? loading...
These Tiny Scales Make Sharks Incredibly Fast. Can They Help Us Build Better Planes?
The scales of shortfin makos, the fastest species of shark, could guide the design of aerial vehicles in the future.
See the Offices Where Employees Can Work in a Tree House loading...
See the Offices Where Employees Can Work in a Tree House
Online retailer Amazon's new building, the Spheres, highlights the value the tech industry places on exposure to nature and creative spaces.
Cutting-Edge Science Honoured by Star-Studded Breakthrough Prize Awards loading...
Cutting-Edge Science Honoured by Star-Studded Breakthrough Prize Awards
Some $3 million in prizes are being given out to recognize excellence in astronomy, life sciences, and other fields.
These Energy-Saving Bulbs Are Making One Pollutant Much Worse loading...
These Energy-Saving Bulbs Are Making One Pollutant Much Worse
Though energy-efficient, bright rays from LEDs are contributing to a host of human and animal problems.
Keystone XL Pipeline Is Moving Forward—5 Things You Should Know loading...
Keystone XL Pipeline Is Moving Forward—5 Things You Should Know
As Nebraska signed off today on a proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, here's how the project will likely impact the environment, people, and jobs.
Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing At Unprecedented Rates loading...
Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing At Unprecedented Rates
Big fossil-fuel, mining, hydroelectric, and other "mega projects" are struggling thanks to competition from newer, cleaner technologies and a firestorm of market and civil forces.
Hotel in One of Earth's Driest Places Is Powered by the Sun loading...
Hotel in One of Earth's Driest Places Is Powered by the Sun
The Atacama Desert has the potential to power all of South America, and one small hotel is tapping into it.
25 World Monuments In Danger loading...
25 World Monuments In Danger
Armed conflict, climate change, and natural disaster threaten some of humankind's grandest achievements.
Here's What We Know About Fiery Oil Rig Explosion loading...
Here's What We Know About Fiery Oil Rig Explosion
The rig, located in one of Louisiana's most important freshwater ecosystems, was engulfed by flames.
Step Inside The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture loading...
Step Inside The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture
A powerhouse of innovation, this tiny country embodies the future of farming.
Hurricane Damages Giant Radio Telescope—Why It Matters loading...
Hurricane Damages Giant Radio Telescope—Why It Matters
Staff at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico are safe, but the storm destroyed a key instrument, and conditions in surrounding towns are still unknown.
Why This 14-Year-Old Kid Built a Nuclear Reactor loading...
Why This 14-Year-Old Kid Built a Nuclear Reactor
In his quest to better the world, Taylor Wilson captured the interest of Homeland Security and ended up with radioactive pants.

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