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.

They were once a pinnacle of science, and now they’re almost gone: Are encyclopedias obsolete?

‘Let me settle this argument, I’ll just look it up in the encyclopedia’ — said no one ever in the past 10 years.

What are biofilms and how they form

Bacteria learned there’s strength in numbers. These communities are called biofilms.

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.

Eye-popping NASA video shows how CO2 circulates through the air

It’s mind-blowingly detailed.

The insider’s guide to engines: What they are and how they work

Rev up!

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.