The Bacteria Files: Pseudomonas — What it is and why you should know about it

A tiny, resourceful, and potentially dangerous bacteria.

Tiny nuclear reactors might power the first Martian settlements

It’s the first space-bound nuclear reactor in 50 years.

Big data might be the missing puzzle piece in understanding climate change

This has the opportunity to foster a newer, simpler, and systematic approach to studying climate.

It’s “make or break” for coral reefs, says the UN head of Environment

He says the shift away from coal and plastics is good news — but we also need more action.

Researchers find surprisingly sophisticated prehistoric monuments off the coast of Greece

The settlement, named Dhaskalio, was simply stunning for its time.

Brain disease that plagues football players is caused by repeated head injuries, rather than concussions

You don’t need to suffer concussions to get CTE, which mainly affects athletes who receive repeated head trauma.

There’s still hope to stave off extinction for the smallest cat in the Americas, study shows

This small cat faces large issues.

Scientists inch closer to having a universal cancer blood test

This could be a game changer.

Find a 2.2-pound-chunk of the Michigan meteorite and you can win $20,000

It’s raining money. Incandescent, rocky money.

The reason why 200,000 endangered saiga antelopes suddenly dropped dead

It’s a tragedy that is almost impossible to prevent.

Brewing beer on Mars? Students find Martian soil is suitable for growing hops

Brace yourselves for Martian craft beer!

Lowering blood alcohol concentration limit on US roads will lead to fewer driving-related fatalities, report says

About one-third of all traffic fatalities are due to alcohol-impaired driving.

Oil slicks continue to grow in the East China Sea after tanker sank in the area

It does not look good.

Why a baby shark is called a pup — and other unusual baby animal names

If this doesn’t make you go ‘aww’ then I don’t know what will.

Walk right in: Berlin’s transit authority and Adidas create unique, wearable shoe-passes

Only 500 pairs will be made.

Maple syrup might become a thing of the past because of climate change

The delicate maple trees might not survive the warming temperatures forecasted for the end of the century.

Europe’s microwave ovens release as much CO2 as 6.8 million cars

That’s a lot of CO2.

The UK appoints a Minister of Loneliness

Loneliness is a serious problem and an important health risk. It’s good to see it receiving more and more attention.

That new contraceptive app might not work as well as expected

Whoops!

Being too social can shorten your lifespan — if you’re a marmot

The opposite is actually true for humans. Having close friends and family extends our lifespan.