A ‘virgin’ fish named Mary got pregnant without having sex

Could we be witnessing an evolutionary leap in action?

Scientists activate tooth regeneration in mice

Mice are born with a single set of teeth, unlike humans which have two. Now, scientists used genetic techniques to signal the formation of additional teeth in mice.

Future Moon colonists could produce water from regolith and sunlight

Drink up!

Cervical cancer could be a thing of the past by 2100

The challenge is greater in the world’s poorest countries.

Norway to develop copper mine in pristine Arctic environment

It’s the classic money vs environment conundrum.

Climate change will make extreme cold more prevalent — and that’s bad news for some animals

“Extreme” things generally aren’t very healthy.

Lobster’s tough underbelly could inspire next generation of highly flexible body armor

It’s as tough as industrial rubber, MIT researchers say.

The Earth’s atmosphere extends twice as far as the Moon, technically

You should probably try really hard to hold your breath around there, though.

InSight lander detects mysterious dips in air pressure on Red Planet (and shares Martian weather forecast)

One day, checking the weather on Mars in real-time will be as easy as googling it.

How the zebra’s stripes ward off insects

Scientists finally found out how insects are kept away from zebras.

Astronomers discover Neptune’s Hippocamp

It’s only 34 km across.

The ‘forager gene’ of humans and fruit flies works in practically the same way

No time like mealtime.

AI is so good at inventing stories that its creators had to shut it down to avoid ‘fake news’

OpenAI thinks that its AI is too dangerous to risk having it fall into the wrong hands.

Scientists move closer to a pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Pacemakers in the future might never require battery replacement.

Native American societies had their own brand of ‘social media’

Do you think they drunkenly made embarrassing pots and regretted it the next day?

Neanderthal diet revolved around meat, new study finds

Caveburgers, anyone?

Activating one gene in the brains of male mice helps reverse depression

Sorry ladies.

Great white shark genome might teach us how to heal faster or stave off cancer

Scientists sink their teeth in the great white’s genome

Setting attainable goals makes us happier, even if we fail

Sometimes less really is more.

Natural compound found to increase longevity in yeast, worms, and cultured human cells

It’s only a preliminary study, but the results are promising.