Retirement

Your Brain on Retirement

How you spend your retirement might be the key to preserving the mind.
Origami Robot Courtesy of MIT

Self-Folding Origami Robots!

Origami robots can not only walk, but swim, climb, and carry twice their body weight—granted, the robot only weighs a third of a gram.

Early Bird? Night Owl? It Might Be in Your Genes.

Researchers in England have identified several genes associated with the timing of peak activity.

With Few Mates, Female Sawfish Go It Alone

Smalltooth sawfish are increasingly reproducing without males, according to new research.

Poor Prognosis for the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf

The western antarctic ice shelves are thinning rapidly.

Just for the Halibut: More Fish are Deliberately Wasted Than Caught

More halibut are dumped dead in the ocean as waste than sold by fishermen.

What Would Alien Life on Other Planets Look Like?

Predictions on alien life on other planets.

What’s Killing the Saiga Antelope?

In Kazakhstan, saiga antelope are dying by the thousands, and nobody knows precisely why.

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