Meet the man who invented the emoticon ... in 1879
September 25, 2014, 5:29 p.m. by John Platt
Walter C. Phillips invented a code to help speed telegraph transmissions. 88 = Love.
EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
July 18, 2014, 3:48 p.m. by John Platt
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.
How your old cellphone could help stop illegal logging and poaching
July 2, 2014, 5:53 p.m. by John Platt
Repurposed Android phones will be deployed to protect rain forests.
Could a medicine used to treat gout also save our citrus?
June 9, 2014, 4:13 p.m. by John Platt
New research could stop the spread of citrus greening, a disease that is killing Florida's oranges.
How the Navajo code talkers helped win World War II
June 7, 2014, 10:02 a.m. by John Platt
They created an unbreakable code with their greatest asset — their own language.
Norway's melting ice is revealing priceless ancient artifacts
A fox and a snowy owl met on a winter night
Border collies run like the wind to bring new life to Chilean forest
Polynesian seafarers discovered America long before Europeans, says DNA study
Why are those Finnish Olympians knitting?
One day without plastic. Can you do it?