Scientists searching for microbes in Antarctica came up with none. What could these findings mean for the possibility of life beyond earth?
Marine conservationists and oceanographers are increasingly using drones to help them study sea and coastal habitats. Stream SHARK WEEK on discovery+.
New DNA evidence found in sediment from Denisova Cave in Siberia reveal that it may have been a common meeting place that overlapped with Neanderthal, Denisova, and Homo sapiens. Could this have altered our evolution as modern humans?
You could be forgiven for assuming that soft robotics is simply about making robots without rough edges – a kind of warm, fuzzy android experience. If machines that hug humans are the aim, then that’s probably true, but soft robots are often designed to operate in harsh or dangerous environments where others would struggle.
Iceland has an international reputation as a nation of ice and fire – majestic glaciers mixed with explosive volcanic activity.
Bitcoin’s wild speculation and surging popularity has caused scientists and economic analysts to rate the digital cryptocurrency as a danger to the environment. More than 60% of Bitcoin’s mining cost is in the electricity it uses. And as its value rises, so does the entire currency’s energy consumption and its potential impact on climate change.
Stop. Listen. Do you hear anything? Perhaps the sound of quiet conversation or laughter, the distant thrum of traffic, the buzz of fluorescent lighting, or the whirring of a fan in your air-conditioning unit. These are all sounds that are influenced or determined by architectural design and building acoustics.
Wood is one of mankind’s most precious resources, but deforestation from logging and agricultural clearance has caused real harm to the environment.
Forests and other natural spaces have proven benefits for our health and mental wellbeing, but getting to the great outdoors isn’t always easy.
One of the obvious impacts from tackling the coronavirus epidemic is the mountain of plastic waste created by discarded personal protective equipment (PPE).
How can we predict another pandemic? Researchers are utilizing what we have learned from COVID-19 to get in front of the potential pandemics of the future.
This black-footed ferret is not only cute, she is beyond special. Meet Elizabeth Ann, the first endangered animal to be cloned in North America.
Freezing temperatures in the south and warming temperatures in the north? Something isn’t adding up.
Social robots have often been promoted as a way to give the sick and the elderly the support they lack. Now a Hong Kong robotics company wants to create an army of caring robots to provide comfort, solace, and healthcare to people isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.
An Irish vetrinary surgeon has called for closer cooperation between animal and human medics to develop more effective prosthetic technologies to benefit amputees.