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Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated through sign-language, dies at age 46
Remembering, as Koko once put it, a 'fine-gorilla-person.'
The Kilauea volcano is ‘speaking in a code’ we don’t yet understand
Hawaii’s latest eruption has much to teach us about hazard mitigation, volcanology, and even outer space.
Plane travel only feels like it’s dangerous
Despite the headlines, airplanes remain the safest form of travel.
Drones can take scientists to strange new places—like inside whale snot
Remote-controlled robots make data more accessible and are quickly becoming a desired tool in scientific research.
Researchers think 9/11 gave first responders cancer—but proving it will be nearly impossible
New York City's fire department has assembled one of the largest firefighter research populations in the world.
Scientists want YOU to help them study amphibious lil plants
Toddlers, teens and retirees are helping researchers understand how tiny plants respond to climate change.
China is building the world’s largest facility for robot ship research
Wanshan covers more than 225 square nautical miles of ocean.
Canaries in the coal emissions: why climate change makes birds change their tune
Birdsongs may hold invaluable climate clues.
Here’s where your new car lands on the self-driving scale
Most modern rides rank around level 2 of 5 when it comes to automation.
Oh, the places your blood will go after you donate it
Blood donations are actually full of important disease data.