Inspired by one of nature’s most efficient swimmers, bio-roboticist Auke Ijspeert and his team are building a sinuous robot that can venture into toxic waters.

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Since we know TED speakers love to read, we asked them: What book could you not stop reading? Here are their eclectic picks, ready for gifting or for sticking in your carry-on.

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment.

A teacher, psychologist, crisis-line supervisor and others share their suggestions for what you can do.

Beautiful water hyacinth was strangling the life out of waterside communities in Nigeria, but entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba saw potential in the plague.