Ontario, Canada, to start piloting basic income project

Out of all the ideas to end global poverty, the simplest seems to also be more effective: governments just handing out money to people.

Fake science that still haunts us today

Fake news before it was cool.

Meet your maker: 5 ways humans are making animals extinct

Plus a look at some of the animals that have recently been lost from the planet.

Historical Misconceptions You Probably Believe

It’s very easy to get tricked into believing something that’s just not true – here we’ll be taking a look at this type of thing.

First artwork to be made in space is now orbiting above all our heads

“A laugh star floating in space, above all our heads, is my attempt to create a contemporary metaphor for the hanging ‘Sword of Damocles,’ a reminder that the beauty of human life is so fragile.”

How Mozart was one of the first “pirates” – illegally transcribing music

The story of how a 12-year-old boy from Vienna snuck out the Sistine Chapel’s biggest guarded secret by genius alone.

Why 90% of China’s youth suffer from near-sightedness

To say that Asia is having an eye problem is an understatement.

The easiest way to make your own deodorant

It’s simple, cheap, and very very healthy!

Why do whales become stranded on shore?

It’s a whale of a tale I’ll tell you

Interview with Mark Scherz, the discoverer of the gecko that sheds its scales

It turns out there is more to the story.