An Adorable Rodent Gives a Glimpse Into Earth’s Climate Chaos

Scientists track in incredible detail how the giant kangaroo rat and over 400 other species struggled…

Think Rivers Are Dangerous Now? Just Wait

Climate change could increase river flooding damage by as much as 1,000 percent, an ambitious new…

How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head

A pair of clever studies show how the development of advanced social robots is far outpacing…

Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes)

Researchers are using eyeliner and fake eyelashes to tease apart the complexities of the jumping spider…

A Mind-Bending Avalanche Animation That Could Save Your Life

Thanks in part to groundwork laid by the animators of Disney’s *Frozen*, this simulation may help…

Watch a Sporty AI Teach Itself to Dribble Better Than You

A simulated basketball player can teach itself through trial and error how to finely manipulate the…

Watch a Sporty AI Teach Itself to Dribble Better Than You

A simulated basketball player can teach itself through trial and error how to finely manipulate the…

How engineering the climate could mess with our food

Injecting aerosols into the atmosphere could cool our climate -- but it comes at a price.

How Engineering the Climate Could Mess With Our Food

Scientists look at the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo and El Chichón to give us a glimpse…

How Engineering the Climate Could Mess With Our Food

Scientists look at the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo and El Chichón to give us a glimpse…