Plant Files: Poison Oak. What it is and why you should stay away from it

Identify it, understand what it does, and why not — respect it.

Moth eyes lead to glare-less phone screens

It’s another fantastic discovery inspired by nature.

Extra-virgin olive oil might prevent Alzheimer’s and protect your brain

It’s really, really good for you.

How 3rd century Chinese saw the Romans

An ancient Chinese scholar’s account of the Roman Empire.

For the first time in history, solar jobs outnumber coal jobs in Virginia

It’s not even surprising — renewable energy continues its spectacular advance.

African kids show much more self-control than Western kids — they passed the famous Marshmallow Test

Two-thirds of Nso children have enough restraint to pass a test that predicts success later in life.

What your pupil says about your language

A simple word is enough to trigger a reaction in your pupil.

Antimicrobials do more harm than good, according to statement signed by 200 researchers

Don’t fall for a catchy name — regular soap works just as fine as antimicrobials, without any risks.

Snake fungal disease observed in Europe for the first time

Some pretty bad news for European snakes.

Making art activates your brain’s pleasure pathway

Scientists suggest we should spend a bit more time doodling.