Search and rescue operations might soon call on foldable drones to find victims

A simple but elegant solution.

Blink and you’ll miss it — new study shows that blinking can be significant nonverbal cues

Do you pay attention to how the people you talk to blink?

Neanderthal genes may explain our unique rounded skull shape

Neanderthal genes may be making some people’s skulls more elongated — they may also explain some modern human brain evolution.

Exploding stars may have wiped off large ocean life 2.5 million years ago

The planet’s largest shark may have been killed by a supernova.

How pink poop and satellites revealed a giant penguin colony

Don’t eat the pink snow.

Viking cats show that domesticated felines have grown bigger in time (as well as a gruesome history)

The Vikings used to skin cats for their pelts.

Thawing Canadian Arctic permafrost is releasing “substantial amounts” of mercury into waterways

In the Canadian Arctic, mercury isn’t rising only in thermometers.

A geological hallmark of human activity: chicken bones

It’s not a very pleasant thought.

NASA spacecraft beams back first image from inside the Sun’s atmosphere

We have a spacecraft inside the sun’s atmosphere — take that in for a moment.

An ant colony has memories that its individual members don’t have

The whole is larger than the sum of the parts.

More evidence showing that flu vaccination lowers risk of death in heart failure patients

Flu vaccines also offer protection against heart failure.

Scientists break record for superconductivity at cozy Arctic temperatures

We’re nearing a breakthrough moment!

Sharing a plate helps with both love and work

“Basically, every meal that you’re eating alone is a missed opportunity to connect to someone,” the authors say.

Giant marsupial predator was “unlike any living animal”

It was a fierce beast.

Megalodon may have been warm-blooded — and this may have ultimately doomed the huge predator

The largest fish in history may have been doomed by its active metabolism that couldn’t keep up with a tough ice age.

NOAA’s annual report says 2018 was the “second-warmest year on record” in the Arctic

Could I have some ice with this? Oh… oh wait.

Yes, the Trump administration really pitched coal at a climate conference

Well… this is awkward.

Being empathetic might put you at risk of relapsing as a coping mechanism

With great empathy comes great stress as well!

Older people believe their own lies

We’re still not sure what lying does to the brain.

Dracula ants have the fastest body parts known to man: their jaws

After all, they are called Dracula ants.