Critically Endangered Bourret’s Box Turtles Hatch at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

June 21, 2017 Keepers at the National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center are celebrating a conservation success five years in the making: a pair of Bourret’s box turtle hatchlings. They are the first of their species to hatch both at the Zoo and as a part of the North American Association …

Revisit Colossal Cave with Open Adventure

In the history of computer games, very few are as influential as Colossal Cave Adventure. Initially developed in 1976 by Will Crowther and expanded by Don Woods in 1977, Adventure was the first interactive fiction game and inspired countless other computer games. Adventure directly or indirectly led to the entire …

Why aren’t more researchers using open source?

Academic researchers depend on a variety of highly specialized software to power their studies. The commercial software options in common use are expensive; either investigators must purchase a large number of licenses for common applications like data analysis tools, or they have to buy costly single licenses for specialized software, …