In a Smithsonian talk, the eminent biologist argued for more protected areas and greater efforts to map the diversity of life
It came out less than two years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the device
Persistent mouth-stink has been dousing the flames of passion for millennia. Why haven’t we come up with a cure?
Vasalgel aims to make contraception for men as easy and effective as IUDs have for women
When the Xerox 914 entered offices, the working world changed forever
By designating the realm of technology as 'male,' we overlook key inventions that took place in the domestic sphere
Nicolas Appert was trying to win a hefty prize offered by the French army
Deep learning pinpoints cataracts more accurately than humans, and could help prevent this form of vision loss in children
Douglas Engelbart’s career was about seeing the possibilities of what computing could do for humanity
In the early days, steam cars were as common as gas ones. Why aren’t we driving them today?
The mighty lizard inspires yet another innovation that could prove a boon to robotics and manufacturing
What a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job market
Two decades after the "earmouse," researchers have mastered a powerful technique for growing ears from fat-derived stem cells
But those that do exist must be preserved and archived
Con: Devastating outer space impacts. Pro: Global unity!
An artificial “nose” could be the next tool for diagnosing illnesses from cancer to Crohn's disease
Friends and colleagues recall his abiding love for Smithsonian’s work, the history of spaceflight and peanut butter buckeyes
If you have a lover of big ideas on your holiday shopping list, consider these thought-provoking titles published this year
A new review finds evidence that the Chinese performed trepanation more than 3,500 years ago
Chemistry governing body officially approves names for the four newest additions to the Periodic Table
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