Children watching caged jaguar (© The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)

‘Zoohackathon’ innovators seek to stop wildlife trafficking

New innovations developed as part of the U.S. Department of State's annual Zoohackathon aim to combat wildlife trafficking around the world.
Five great green macaws (© AP Images)

Saving wild animals at Zoohackathon

Endangered animals may get some protection thanks to new apps developed at the second annual Zoohackathon, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Illustration of people with disabilities using mobile devices to navigate a city street (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Smart cities work for people with disabilities

Smart cities, which use technology to improve access for people with disabilities, are finding that the changes help all their residents.
Beluga whales swimming (© AP Images)

Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around the world

Scientists are crowdsourcing data to learn more about beluga whales, their social behaviors and how their environment is affected by climate change.
Student writing on plastic cup (© AP Images)

Teenage scientists enlisted to fight Zika

By crowdsourcing data collected by teenage students across the country, scientists are better able to understand and fight Zika.

Crowdsourced climate solutions shine bright at MIT lab

Why don’t most solar panels follow the sun across the sky? Eden Full invented a cheap way to do it. What's your climate idea? Join the community!
Sergey Brin and Diane von Fürstenberg, seated, in electronic headwear (AP Images)

America’s most successful entrepreneurs aren’t all from America

Googol. It means the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. It  also inspired the name of a certain search engine you may know: Google....