‘Chewing like a cow’ helped early mammals thrive in the wake of dinosaur extinction

There’s a lot to be grateful for the first mammalian ancestors who evolved side-to-side chewing.

Bacteria powered a battery for 13 straight days

All possible through bacterial teamwork!

Yellow fever is killing thousands of rare monkeys in Brazil

The forests are silent now.

Laziness could save a fish’s life: a case for establishing marine reserves

Evolution causes these fish to move less so they have a better chance of survival.

Record-breaking silicon solar cell efficiency of 26.6% demonstrated by Japanese researchers, very close to the theoretical limit

We’re getting closer to the ideal silicon solar cell.

Beijing just closed its last coal station — What does this mean for the world’s climate

In 2013, Beijing officials promised that they will close the city’s four coal stations by the end of 2017, and they’ve kept their word.

Largest ‘artificial sun’ switched on in Germany to research hydrogen production

German engineers turn on a huge light bulb to better understand solar energy.

Are you an ape?

Even though you look different, you share 99% of the same genes.

Why woodpeckers don’t get headaches

Despite the serious head banging, the woodpecker suffers no concussions or any kind of head injury. What’s this bird made of?

The US has no chance of reaching its Paris Climate Agreement objectives

The US had to work harder to have a chance at achieving their climate objectives, but now — the country’s going in the opposite direction.