Animal shelter's homeless-shooing robot gets the boot
December 15, 2017, 5:24 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The San Francisco SPCA is forced to retire its robotic rent-a-cop.
Cellphones are silencing the 'bird languages' of northern Turkey
December 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Whistled Turkish is deemed under-threat by UNESCO.
This underground Omaha home looks like a cozy spot to ride out winter
December 8, 2017, 10:23 a.m. by Matt Hickman
One of many added bonuses: You can sled down the roof.
London officials consider more public drinking fountains
December 6, 2017, 11:23 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Mayor Sadiq Kahn is thirsty to slash bottled water consumption.
7 less-famous natural history museums worth a visit
December 5, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Learn about the natural world past and present at these outstanding museums.
Uptown rats in NYC have different DNA than their downtown brethren
December 5, 2017, 10:21 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Just like humans, some rats rarely travel below 14th Street.
Discarded H&M clothing is fueling a Swedish power plant
November 29, 2017, 11:51 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Goodbye oil and coal, hello moldy cardigans and unsellable pencil skirts.
Soon we won't be able to ship our recycling to China — and that's a problem
November 27, 2017, 6:52 a.m. by Matt Hickman
China’s ban on foreign waste starts in 2018.
Urban trees are growing — and dying — faster than their rural counterparts
November 21, 2017, 10:29 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Climate change is pushing trees in many cities into turbocharge mode.
We've been splitting wood all wrong
30 minutes of doing just about anything will extend your life. (That includes you, boomers)
Man's subway knitting session pays off big
Why are we still talking about Chris McCandless?
17 perfect pictures of babies celebrating their first Christmas
5 homemade lip scrub recipes