Beautifully preserved fossil reveals a new 430-million-year old crustacean species, gets named in honor of Sir Attenborough’s 90th birthday

Sir Attenborough really liked the name.

Are you an ape?

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

Building Hoover Dam, in pictures (1931-1936)

The story of how one of the most iconic American infrastructure works got built — all in pictures.

This YouTube time-lapse of cellular division in action will have you hitting replay again and again


These are the world’s fastest growing cities. They’re all in Africa

Worldwide, more and more people are starting to move from rural areas to urban areas. But nowhere is this as prevalent as in Africa.

Copernicus: the treasure in the sky helping science and the climate with free and open data

Copernicus is one of the most valuable scientific programs in the world you likely never heard about.

Shaquille O’Neal announced the Earth is flat… and we really shouldn’t care. Or should we?

Shaq just entered a select club of flat-earthers.

Why we shouldn’t bring back the mammoth and other extinct animals

Ice Age Park would be cool, but…

How big is a petabyte, exabyte or yottabyte? What’s the biggest byte for that matter?

The scale at which data storage is growing can be dizzying. Here’s a brief bottom-up overview starting from the tiny byte to the mammoth yottabyte.

Learn how to bake ancient bread from this 2,000-year-old Roman recipe

In AD 79, a baker prepared a loaf in the Roman city of Pompeii.