Mindblowing fact of the day: sharks are older than trees

That’s seriously badass!

How palm trees thrive in Vancouver despite the freezing Canadian weather

Palm trees in Vancouver aren’t fake.

Who invented the flushing toilet?

A historical account of one of mankind’s most important inventions.

1809 map shows where all our favorite French foods came from

Everyone knows French cuisine is simply spectacular – and it has been for centuries.

The Survivors: Living Fossils That Have Been Around for Hundreds of Millions of Years

These animals lived alongside the dinosaurs.

Is napping good or bad? Here’s what the science says so far

The benefits and downside of napping explained.

Why is Mars red?

It’s because of all that iron-rich dust, but it’s not clear how it got there.

Are elephants really frightened by mice?

Look out, Dumbo!

7 Potted Plants that Will Remove Indoor Air Pollution from Your Home, Proven by Science

Plants aren’t just for show.

Can animals get depressed too?

The jury is still out but the evidence seems to suggest ‘yes’.