Scientists explain the ‘snow globe effect’ of freezing soap bubbles

A mesmerizing YouTube trick finally gets naked in front of science.

Researchers develop very powerful but reversible glue — kind of like snail slime

If it’s icky but it works….

AI is better at diagnosing skin cancer than even some of the best human experts

We’re about to witness a paradigm shift in how diseases are being diagnosed.

The rulers of every important European state from 400 BC to present day, in one amazing video map

The rise and fall of empires in one epic animated map.

How a unique facial muscle makes those ‘puppy dog eyes’ irresistible to humans

Over the course of generations, humans have selected dogs that were better at communicating their feelings.

Cities from 9,000 years ago had pretty much the same problems as those of today, study finds

“Many of the challenges we have today are the same ones they had in Çatalhöyük — only magnified,” say the paper’s authors.

Monitoring Volcanic Craters with Infrasound “Music”

Volcanic craters act as giant horns that emit intense low-frequency sounds.

Microdosing LSD might not be all that great after all, says first controlled study

Some people swear by microdosing but the most reliable study so far suggests it does little to improve mood and productivity.

The naked mole-rat is impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should — what can we learn from it?

The naked mole-rat is perhaps one of the most bizarre beasts on the planet.

Scientists have a closer look at a vaccine for stress

In the future, humans might be protected by vaccines against stress like they are now from the flu.

Ceramics Trace a 14th Century Indonesian Tsunami

A tsunami-devastated region has a long historical precedent.

Table salt found on Jupiter’s satellite Europa, sparks debate about potential life

A crucial ingredient for life was found on Europa.

The delicious history of ice cream throughout the ages

From ancient wars in Persia to the breakups of today, ice cream has carried us through the tough and the rough.

Some 600 years ago, a massive tsunami struck Sumatra — in the same place as the 2004 tsunami

Lightning may not strike two times in the same place — but tsunami sure does.

Spending just 2 hours a week in nature promotes health and wellbeing

You have no excuse for spending some time in nature this weekend.

Tilting your head down will make you seem more dominant — but also more aggressive

Keep your head high. Unless you want to be scary. Then keep it low.

Humans started cooking and eating starch 120,000 years ago

Mankind has been cooking starches for a long, long time.

Researchers test Alzheimer’s vaccine in mice

Finally, the world may soon have a vaccine against the devastating disease.

Lab-grown dairy hints at the future of food

Technology is driving the industry toward providing alternatives to conventionally produced food products.

The military is the largest emitter in the US Gov’t — in fact, it’s the world 55th largest polluter

War isn’t clean, it would seem.