You likely can’t recognize faces when they’re upside down — and neither can the Japanese rice fish

This is the first non-mammal that behaves like us in this instance and the implications are numerous.

Biblical Canaanites live on in modern-day Lebanese people, with which they share 93% DNA

Turns out the Israelites didn’t wipe out the Canaanites after all.

Contradicting fake stories / conspiracy theories on social media just doesn’t do anything. It may be counterproductive

Oh this is troubling.

Thought octopuses only live in water? Watch David Attenborough explain how the only land octopus hunts

If you thought octopuses were amazing, wait ’till you see this.

We really are made of star stuff: half of the atoms inside us come from intergalactic space

Aside from the romantic aspect, the study also offers an important scientific perspective.

Ketamine has encouraging effects for depression but long-term consequences are still unclear

Ketamine is remarkable against depression but questions remain about the long-term risks.

Study analyzes why some people are so sure they’re right — even when evidence shows they’re wrong

If you want to fight dogmatism, you first need to learn how it works in the minds of people.

At least it’s not all bad news: global warming is making plants use water more efficiently

Australian researchers from CSIRO found land-based plants are absorbing 17% more CO2 than they did 30 years ago.

A man’s sweet tooth can increase the risk of anxiety and depression

Bad news, everyone.

Scientists take a deep look inside mysterious 580-million-year-old creatures

We don’t even know if they were plants or animals.

World’s first blue chrysanthemums are lab-engineered but look really pretty

More like GMawwww’s.

Scientists edit the first human embryos in the United States

It’s further than anyone has ever gone with gene editing in the United States.

Plant roots grow much like subway systems. Or is it the other way around?

What do a tomato plant and the NY subway system have in common? A lot more than you’d think.

A lost race of hominids left their legacy in the saliva of Sub-Saharan populations

Unlikely discoveries hide in unlikely places.

Power lines over Lake Pontchartrain elegantly demonstrate the curvature of Earth

Set, Game, and Match, flat-earthers!

Neolithic cattle farmers were much more specialized than you’d think

They weren’t simple savages.

Why do bachelors exist in the animal world?

Those majestic lions, with a harem of females? They’re just compensating for something.

Your family history might say a lot about your health history

Your family history might tell a lot about your own health.

Neuropathologist examines brains of 111 N.F.L. players, finds 99% had degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head

This is something every football players should be aware of.

World’s first smiley face found, painted 3,700 years ago on a jug in Turkey