US Beef eaters are responsible for half of food-related emissions

The takeaway message is simple: eat less meat, especially beef.

Scientists create earwig-inspired origami, with potential applications in space travel, foldable electronics, and tents

The tiny earwig’s wing could lead to better space probes and tents.

Scientists discover why cockroaches are such good survivors

Their insane ability to survive almost anything is written in their DNA.

Freezing gut nerve makes you less hungry, aiding weight loss

It sounds extreme, but it worked — with no side effects.

An astronomer thought he discovered a new, bright star — turns out, it was just Mars

It’s the rediscovery of the year.

Hip hop music teaches children to recognize stroke and act quickly, study finds

Music can save lives, too.

Surreal, six-inch mummy with an elongated skull finally described by scientists

Spoiler alert: not an alien.

World’s first continuous room-temperature maser open door to new applications

A major breakthrough in physics.

Bees can defend themselves against some neonicotinoid pesticides

A new way to make pesticides more bee-friendly.

Chilling maps show just how scorching 2090’s US will be, thanks to climate change

100°F isn’t something that puts a smile on your face.

Trees that grow up in a neighborhood with many species produce more wood

Strength in numbers (of species).

Healthy food significantly improves major depression symptoms, new study finds

“You are what you eat.”

Researcher captures stunning video of Antarctic minke whales

Minke whales are grossly understudied, but researchers hope to fix that.

Some 70,000 years ago, a rogue star duo whooshed by our solar system — and early humans probably saw it

If you happened to be alive 70,000 years ago, you’d be in for quite a show.

Most grey wolves today are actually wolf-dog hybrids, due to cross-breeding

Who’s a hybrid booooy?! Yes you are a hybrid booooy!

Well-done meat may raise your blood pressure

It may be delicious, but it’s not good for you.

Fish-like robot might reveal the secret life of ocean wildlife

Aquatic bots like SoFi will enable scientists to learn more about some of the most elusive underwater creatures.

Shedding light on concussions with a portable brain-scanning device

Concussions are by far the most common traumatic brain injury, but there hasn’t been a good way to view them.

No sugar-coating it—drinking more sugary beverages can increase risk of death by heart disease

Best to avoid those sugary drinks.

Triceratops may have had horns to advertise good genes and attract mates

It’s always about sex, isn’t it?