Octobot makes soft, squishy, cheap debut

Aug 25, 2016

Octobot makes soft, squishy, cheap debut

The latest revolutionary robot isn’t the metallic, costly machine you’d expect: It’s squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer. Meet Octobot. It looks like a tiny octopus and is designed to mimic that slithery creature to get ...

Scientists unravel mysteries of osprey migration

Aug 21, 2016

Scientists unravel mysteries of osprey migration

Scientists have long known ospreys make an epic journey each summer from New England to South America. But the details of their dangerous trip remained a mystery — until now. Thanks to trackers on the backs of these fish-eating raptors, scientists are filling in ...

'Baby, it's hot outside': Why birds sing to eggs

Aug 19, 2016

'Baby, it's hot outside': Why birds sing to eggs

Much like parents who talk to a pregnant woman’s belly, some birds sing to their eggs before they hatch, and the reason may be to prepare them for a warming world, researchers said Thursday. The study in the journal Science examined a peculiar habit ...

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

Aug 19, 2016

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn’t contain their excitement when they spotted a bright-purple, googly eyed stubby squid. They let out a collective “whoa” on video posted on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus’ Facebook page as ...

Bear rides garbage truck in New Mexico

Aug 4, 2016

Bear rides garbage truck in New Mexico

A New Mexico bear hitched a ride on top of a garbage truck, traveling at least 5 miles on the vehicle before it was able to make its escape up a tree. Santa Fe National Forest spokeswoman Julie Anne Overton says the driver was ...