British Royal Mail to start piloting sleek electric trucks

They’re sleek, red, and bring your packages on time — now with zero emissions.

Juice company dumped orange peels in Costa Rican national park in the 90s — it revived the forest

Orange is the new forest.

Tiniest ‘monster trucks’ race over a fraction of a width of the human hair in the first NanoRace

This was one exciting event. Now that’s a race I’d watch!

Cars or watches with wider faces makes consumers feel more dominant

People generally avoid people with wide faces but seem to be attracted to products with the same trait.

These are the cities with the worst traffic (continent by continent)

Europe’s and North America’s leaders are quite surprising.

Diamond rain of Neptune and Uranus mimicked in the lab by scientists

Yes, on some planets it rains diamonds!

Waste not, want not: astronauts to turn pee into nutrients, tools on deep-space missions

Stay hydrated up there, ladies and gents.

Book Review: ‘Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve’

A must-read book spanning time and science.

Trump Administration reverses ban on plastic water bottles in America’s national parks. ‘Corporate agenda is king,’ say environmentalists

The latest in a long running-list of anti-environmental measures by the President and team.

Bacteria equipped with tiny solar panels outperform photosynthesis

Trees aren’t obsolete yet but this hybrid system can do amazing things.

Increasing the price of US cigarettes by just one dollar per pack would lead to one million people kicking the habit

A small increase to bring about huge change.

Learning and exploration might drive teenagers’ risky, bad decisions, not poor impulse control

Ah, adolescence… so glad I’m over that.

Around 4,500 years ago, Vietnamese stone-age traders traveled hundreds of kilometers to sell their wares

Unsurprisingly, they traded a lot of stone.

Preliminary results suggests probiotic immunotherapy cures peanut allergy four years after treatment

Sometimes you have to fight nuts with nuts (and probiotic).

Scientists use the world’s smallest chisel to investigate dagger-wielding bacteria

Amoebophilus doesn’t play around.

Finally, a large-scale probiotics trial is successful — it combats infant sepsis

It’s one of the few major trials that actually reported success.

Ocean exploration reveals trove of natural diversity off Cuba’s shores

The reefs seem healthier… let’s try to keep them that way.

Scientists make healthy sperm in the lab, raising hope for those suffering from genetic male infertility

They started from a mouse’s ear tissue cells, which they eventually turned into healthy sperm.

Talking in a foreign language makes our decision more about utility, less about emotion

The language we use really does influence what our brains are doing.

Micro-vehicles move through a mouse stomach, healing its ulcers

The future is here.