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Polar bear dons high-tech collar for USGS

Tasul the polar bear is helping scientists collect valuable information on how bears are reacting to climate change by wearing a high-tech collar in her enclosure at the Oregon Zoo.

By July 31, 2013


Someday your new iPhone could contain metals mined from poo

There's gold in them thar dookies! Researchers says there's millions worth of gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals in our sewage and they've got a plan to retrieve it.

By March 25, 2015


Welcome to Los Atlantis: Whimsical maps imagine a post-flood Earth

Ever been to Central Shark or Greenwich Spillage? Urban planner Jeffrey Linn creates and sells captivating maps that guide you through the world after sea levels rise.

By February 25, 2015


For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.

By September 8, 2014


Venus and Jupiter to snuggle in morning sky

Like shy kids at a dance, the two planets are slowly nearing each other, and will appear their closest for North American viewers on August 19.

By August 14, 2014


Glorious new Mars map is the most detailed yet

Properly prepare for your next Mars vacation with a beautiful new map of the planet from the US Geological Survey.

By July 17, 2014


Check out this Earth yearbook, as seen from space

Landsat 8 has just completed its first year in operation -- and it's already recorded some fascinating changes on Earth's surface.

By June 6, 2014


Visiting Mauna Kea, the world's best spot for stargazing

Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.

By February 19, 2014


Adorn your wall with free map of solar system's biggest moon

Lots of people have maps of the Earth festooning their walls. Now you can be one of the first to have a map of Ganymede, Jupiter's icy moon, on yours.

By February 13, 2014


Fly over Titan's methane lakes in NASA's video

The Cassini spacecraft has been gathering radar data on Titan, allowing scientists to knit together a dramatic view of its lakes and seas.

By December 18, 2013