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'Email is the cockroach of the Internet,' says Slack co-founder

Stewart Butterfield doesn't think email is going away as he discusses the meteoric rise of the highly valued startup that grew from a failed game.

By November 3, 2015


Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By May 26, 2015


Kamigami: The affordable origami robot that anyone can build

These adorable bug-bots can be assembled by hand without tools, then programmed and controlled via smartphone.

By October 20, 2015


Watch a man open his buggy laptop and find, ugh, bugs

Technically Incorrect: There's something deeply fascinating about cockroaches that live in your laptop.

By August 14, 2015


Injured toucan gets beak repair courtesy of 3D printing

A custom prosthetic beak-piece helps a toucan rescued from animal smugglers eat and groom normally once again.

By August 25, 2015


Spider glides from the sky, can choose where it lands

A spider discovered in the forests of Panama and Peru can control the direction of its glide as it falls from the treetops.

By August 20, 2015


Cold-loving cockroaches invade New York, scientists confirm

A cold-tolerant species of roach is calling New York City home and fueling the nightmares of residents.

By December 9, 2013


Meet the soul-sucking 'Dementor' wasp

A wasp that leaves its victims helplessly uncoordinated before dragging them away gets named after the paralyzing apparitions from the "Harry Potter" series.

By May 28, 2015


Google Doodle celebrates Franz Kafka with a cockroach

The search giant's new Doodle honors the 130th birthday of the famous writer.

By July 3, 2013


Future of search and rescue: Cockroaches piloted by Kinect

By fitting cockroaches with microphones and speakers, rescuers may be able to detect voices of people in trapped buildings.

By June 28, 2013