Ugly Unicorn: Metal-tipped prehistoric ant drank the blood of its victims for dinner

Stabby stabby!

Global warming will kill a third of the world’s parasites, and that’s not even a good thing

Parasites are a hard sell, but we would certainly gain a lot by understanding their threats.

The simple reason why climate change is affecting hurricanes

It’s pretty simple math.

People know mythical creatures better than real life beasts, study suggests

What’s real, a gruffalo, or a hirola?

Hurricane Irma: 90% of the buildings on the Caribbean Island of Barbuda “destroyed by storm”

Our thoughts go to the victims.

Tapwater around the world is full of microplastics, study reveals

It’s literally everywhere.

What plants can teach us about solving traffic jams

Plants too experience internal nutrient traffic jams, and they’re fantastic at responding to them.

New water-based lithium-ion battery will never explode in your face

Someone send Samsung the memo.

Macaques may have just entered the Stone Age

Crack open a nutty one.

Scotland to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2032, eight years earlier than the rest of the UK

A great move for the Scotts.

How northern lights and stranded whales might strangely be connected

The northern lights might be a brilliant spectacle for some, but they spelled doom for some unfortunate sperm whales.

More problems in Texas — Chemical plants start leaking after Harvey

Everything is bigger in Texas — floods and pollution included.

The best photos from the 2017 Bird Photographer of the Year

These are some brilliant entries.

Birmingham design student crafts cool, fully recyclable furniture — from cow dung

You could say she… manurefactures them.

CRISPR used for first time to change flower color in Japanese ornamental plant

A popular Japanese flower was used to demonstrate the power of CRISPR.

The Caspian Sea is running out of “sea” because of climate change, paper reports

Soon to be the ex-largest inland lake on Earth.

White Cliffs of Dover in danger from developers, National Trust pleas for donations to keep them safe

A unique place is in danger. Here’s how to pitch in.

Some otters learn how to solve problems by observing other otters

Otters are copycats.

Every other day, a new species is discovered in the Amazon

There’s also some bad news…

Beer wastes are being recycled to make more environmentally friendly beer

It’s like spinning gold from straw.