US cattle farmers have been feeding cows candy for years, spilled Skittles reveal

Sweet.

Ants plot the position of the sun and memorize their surroundings to navigate

New insights into what makes ants such fantastic navigators.

Scientists develop memory chips from egg shells

Omelette du RAM.

Scientists want to track ocean heat using magnetic fields

As the Earth heats up, much of the heat sinks into the oceans.

Scientists learn why hair is almost as strong as steel. One immediate application is a hairy body armor

That soft, mushy mass on your scalp is stronger than you think.

Yes, in case there was any doubt – 2016 was the warmest year on record

In case anyone had any doubts, the year that just ended was the hottest on record.

How palm trees thrive in Vancouver despite the freezing Canadian weather

Palm trees in Vancouver aren’t fake.

Barack Obama transfers $500 million to green climate fund in bid to save Paris Agreement

In one of his last moves as an American president, Barack Obama has ensured a significant payment for the future of the planet’s climate.

Low calorie diet ensures longer and healthier lifespan for monkeys

Researchers just added more weight to the idea that a low-calorie diet extends lifespan.

Natural selection is weeding out our drive to go to school, study reports

Not a good sign for a race hoping to colonize space.