Pickup ArtistsResearchers invent an amazing (and gentle) robotic gripper.
Earth From AboveSpectacular time-lapse footage from the International Space Station.
Bei Bei Climbs a TreeThe national zoo's panda cub isn’t so sure it’s time to come down.
Fetching Ball BoysThree dogs make the world’s best tennis ball boys.
Meet NoraThe dreaming polar bear cub is now wide awake and cuter than ever.
Homeless in Super Bowl CitySan Francisco hides its homeless.
James Taylor’s Crate MusicThe musician reveals the sound in his big box.
Mind Your FingersRare, cute, incredibly dangerous hatchlings emerge at the Columbus Zoo.
Change Two Words, Include Half the PopulationA humble plea from a Canadian MP to include women in the country’s national anthem.
Hellcats of the DeepWorld War II planes find a second life on the ocean floor.
The Prey-in-the-Box TestResearchers gave 39 species food in a bolt-locked box. Many did not fare well.
The Bug CensusThe 62 different arthropod families found in the average Raleigh, North Carolina, home.
Goodbye to Sarah the Cheetah, the World’s Fastest Land AnimalShe once ran 100 meters in 5.95 seconds.
Judge These Books by Their CoversLiterary classics enjoy gorgeous makeovers.
Baby Giraffes Are Gangly, Awkward, and AdorableEvidence below.
Nelson Mandela Walked Free 26 Years Ago TodayWatch the original broadcast of Madiba’s walk to freedom.
Lost in TranslationHow texting emojis between different devices can turn disastrous.
Why Cockroaches Are So Difficult to CrushIt could make them excellent rescue robots in disasters.
The Secret Behind the World’s Best Skipping StoneElasticity is key.
How Researchers Got a Robot to Change Colors Like a ChameleonTiny surfaces are key.
Paddle Boarding With an OrcaAn aquatic close encounter.
A Rare Glimpse of America's Only Wild JaguarThis handsome feline just made his movie debut.
Why Shark Ate SharkThe famous shark-on-shark feeding at a Seoul aquarium wasn’t exactly normal behavior.
Why Dark-Furred Monkeys Give Birth to Orange BabiesAdorable results of “allomothering.”
The World’s Largest Bat Colony Takes FlightAn amazing exodus captured on video.
Floating ZenA new invention lets you hang bonsai trees in the air.
When Did Human Warfare Begin?A site in Kenya, uncovered after 10,000 years, points to a massacre among early hunter-gatherers.
How “Approved Odor Assessors” Guard Your New Car’s Smell At Ford, more than 100 parts make up a vehicle’s unique bouquet.
The Venus Flytrap Counts Its Victim’s FootstepsHow a panicked insect seals its own fate.
Why Do Dolphins Strand Themselves on Shore?An obvious, sad answer.