Now you can use Google Street View to go back in time
April 24, 2014, 3:42 p.m. by John Platt
Slide through the past 7 years to see how buildings have changed or what areas look like in different seasons.
Graphene discovery: A low-end kitchen blender can make a high-end batch of this valuable material
April 23, 2014, 1:09 p.m. by John Platt
Just pour some graphite powder into a kitchen blender, add detergent and hit 'mix.' (But please don't try this at home.)
Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness
April 23, 2014, 12:30 p.m. by John Platt
For decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska's Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.
Infrared radiation could be the next big source of renewable energy
April 8, 2014, 5:02 p.m. by John Platt
The light emitted after the sun sets could be harvested, according to a new study.
Deserts don't just absorb carbon dioxide, they squirrel it away for safekeeping
April 8, 2014, 10:23 a.m. by John Platt
This surprising discovery won't be enough to stop climate change, but it will help, researchers say.
Emoticon evolution: 21 different emotions mapped by new computer program
April 1, 2014, 12:26 p.m. by John Platt
The computer can not only tell if you're happy, it can identify more complex emotions such as 'happily disgusted.'
Why kangaroos emit less methane when they ... um ... you know, pass gas
March 28, 2014, 11:53 a.m. by John Platt
Scientists have known this for a while now, but new research gives us more information about why kangaroos are so much more efficient than cows.
This giant, prehistoric shrimp had bizarre feeding filters built into its face
March 27, 2014, 3:36 p.m. by John Platt
The 2-foot-long creature lived 520 million years ago and fed itself much like the blue whale does today.
What can we learn from the giant volcano under Yellowstone National Park?
March 25, 2014, 3:27 p.m. by John Platt
Just because this volcano hasn't erupted in 70,000 years doesn't mean it isn't full of new information for the scientists who study it.