Rising seas might mean more coral reef islands — if we don’t murder all the corals

We might get more ‘exotic’ if we dial down on the ‘extinction’.

Low-income countries use up to 16 times fewer antibiotics than wealthy countries, WHO report says

Antibiotic resistance seems to be driven by affluent countries.

Climate change caused the demise of flourishing Ancient civilization

There’s a lesson to be learned from today.

Music can be used to estimate political ideology to an “accuracy of 70%”, researchers say


Why do people self-harm? New study offers surprising answers

Definitely an unexpected finding.

Purple bacteria turns sewage waste into clean energy

We’re flushing valuable untapped energy down the toilet.

Climate change might damage male fertility

This does not bode well.

Dinosaur-aged birds had modern flying skills

A new study deepens the mystery of avian extinction following the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Car-centric suburbs seem to promote right-wing politics and resistance to change


Ancient Gauls embalmed heads of enemies as trophies more than 2,000 years ago

New research is confirming historical texts and artifacts, suggesting a gruesome practice.

Plants evolved to manipulate ants into defending them

A chicken and egg problem — rehashed in an unlikely scenario.

‘Quantum compass’ can locate objects without GPS

The device is completely self-contained, being able to determine the position of an object on the globe with no external reference required.

Poaching evolution: elephants are evolving to lose their tusks

It would be an amazing example of evolution — if it weren’t so tragic.

Researchers map and compare the genome of delicious truffles

A most delicious study!

Scientists turn Opportunity’s 5,000th Martian sunrise into music

When science meets art.

Researchers call for ban on a widely-used pesticide: it impairs brain development


Utah houses one quarter of the country’s bee species

The site also boasts many other pollinator species.

Yes, your pet is keeping track of time — and it probably knows when it’s feeding time

It’s always feeding time, isn’t it?

Whole Shakespeare collection hidden inside a single tweet


Scientists create bionic mushroom that generates electricity out of microbes

What do you get when you 3-D print cyanobacteria onto button mushrooms?