Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at an accelerated rate — it’s four times faster than in 2003

This also implies an acceleration in sea level rise.

Facebook and Twitter put your privacy at risk — even when you don’t use them

A new study casts new light on how social networks can gather information about you — even if you don’t have an account.

Paleontologists discovered a new species of ancient shark — and it was so, so tiny

“[Its] teeth are the size of a sand grain. Without a microscope you’d just throw them away,” says one of its discoverers.

Leading economists urgently call for a tax on carbon

The world’s leading economists are saying we should tax carbon. The politicians say we shouldn’t.

Scientists find hidden blood vessels inside bone

The findings might lead to new treatments for bone inflammation and tissue injuries.

Perturbations in Saturn’s rings reveal how long a day is on the gas giant

Can I have weekdays in Saturn-days and weekends in Earth-days?

Hookah smoking is becoming more popular, despite health concerns

It’s alluring, interesting — and unhealthy.

Happiness exercises could help those recovering from substance abuse

I’m not recovering from anything and I still need these exercises in my life.

Why are there mammals that lay eggs?

Nature always finds a way.

Scientists come up with most accurate age of Saturn’s rings yet

If dinosaurs had telescopes, they might have seen a lonely Saturn, without rings.

The worst of multiple sclerosis can be avoided or delayed with early treatment

The study is the first to provide evidence that currently-available treatments can delay the progress of MS.

Japan start-up planning to sell “shooting stars on demand” launched their first satellite

No word on how much one of these shows will cost just yet.

What’s Really Affecting Climate Change & How Can We Fix It?

It’s the issue of our generation.

Engineers study the in-depth structure of wings to make better adhesive materials

“We believe that these structures could serve as inspiration for an interlocking one-directional adhesive or a material with directionally tailored permeability,” the team said.

The magnetic North Pole has shifted, but we can’t update it because of the US government shutdown

When politics try to mess with your compass.

US Navy wants to change naval warfare with unmanned robot ships

Many such drone ships would act as long-range sensors and even carry weapons.

Diet check: the whale shark is more “vegetarian” than we thought

This could be very important for saving the world’s biggest fish.

The planetary diet: here’s what you need to eat to save the planet

Want to stay healthy and save the world? Here’s how.

Averting catastrophic climate change might be possible — but only if we phase out fossil fuels immediately

Possible? Yes. Is it realistic? Not really. Should we try anyway? Hell yes!

Over half of the world’s wild coffee faces extinction, new research finds

We’re not facing a shortage of coffee right now, but scarcity is possible in the near future.