armadillo

Armadillos are Cute, but They Spread Leprosy

A surprising examination of how armadillos spread leprosy.
Swarm of robots

Robots That Communicate with Each Other

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on creating robots that communicate with each other, allowing them to collaborate on tasks.
A petri dish filled with a culture and a dropper

At Long Last, a Malaria Vaccine. Sort of.

Scientists create the first malaria vaccine, but there are still setbacks.
African Elephant

To Find Forgotten Land Mines, Researchers Look To Elephants

Elephants might be the key to disabling forgotten land mines.
Dense group of mangrove trees

The Magnificent, Maligned Mangrove

The mangrove is essential to ecosystems, but is in danger of becoming extinct.
A hand holding a palm oil fruit in front of a bushel of the fruit

The environmental scourge of palm oil

Why Palm Oil is dangerous for the environment
Young man holding a basketball over a ravine

The Magnus Effect: More Than a Viral Video

What is the concept of the Magnus effect?
Saharan Silver Ants capturing a beetlea

Mad dogs, Englishmen, and Silver Ants Go Out in the Midday Sun

Several species have managed to adapt to the harsh, unforgiving environment of deserts.
Pizza-making robot

Pizza-Making Robots, Coming in 2018

The Robot Dymamic Manipulation (RoDyMan) Project aims to create pizza-making robots.
View of the lower part of an airplane

Fly the Friendly Skies in a Grease Powered Jet

A United Airlines jet is the first to take off using only fuels made from discarded fat.