Before Broadband, Seeking Universal Access to the Telephone

Today's debates about low-income subsidizes for broadband echo early fights for universal access to telephone lines.

Got Plants? You May Also Have Diamonds!

The use of plants as indicators for specific environmental conditions

Seeing Through Your Skin? No Sweat, If You’re an Octopus

New research suggests that the octopus can “see” through its body.

The Forgotten Pyramids of Sudan

Sudanese pyramids are far less well known by either archaeologists or the public than their Egyptian counterparts.

The Opah Fish is Warm-Blooded!

The Opah fish, or moonfish, is actually warm-blooded.
Smart home automation: remote controlling house temperature

The Internet of Things: Totally New and A Hundred Years Old

The modern Internet of Things and E.M. Forster's short story, "The Machine Stops"
Coffee

Good News, Coffee Drinkers!

A moderate amount of coffee might be genuinely good for you.

The How of Seasonal Allergies

Allergies, how do they work?

Why Rhinos Need Their Horns

Trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is banned in most countries, but every effort must be made to turn the consumption of wildlife products from status symbol into stigma.