Why Banning Styrofoam Will Improve the Environment

Styrofoam needs to go!

What is Mitochondrial DNA and Mitochondrial Inheritance

Mitochondrial DNA is inherited only from the mother, and there’s a lot we can learn starting from this basic fact.

Why it’s important to wind down before you go to bed

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, read on.

Ancient artifacts and one of the earliest cave paintings in the world found in Indonesia

A cave dig in Indonesia has unearthed a unique collection of prehistoric ornaments and artworks that date back in some instances to at least 30,000 years ago.

What does gestural communication of great apes tell us about human language?

Our language is one of the features that define us as human beings and distance us from all other animals.

Why water drops splash: a non-trivial mystery explained

Droplets exhibit natural beauty and conceal complex physics that scientists have been trying to figure out for decades

How to Rebuff a Climate Denier: the proper way to fight alternative facts with actual facts

Insights from cognitive science.

The Crocodilian Revolution: amazing myths and facts about crocodiles

From Herodotus two thousand years ago to school textbooks of the 1990s, people have called crocodilians not just lazy, but stupid. This is completely untrue!

How humans are bringing tigers to the brink of extinction

It’s a tough time to be a tiger.

The Origins of Water Ice on Mercury

Who would expect water on the nearest planet to the Sun?