What is Borax and is it safe?

It’s a common ingredient in cleaning products, but it’s probably better you stay away from it.

Largest pterosaur jaw ever found, recognized three decades after discovery in Transylvania

What’s with the long face?

How many galaxies are there?

Talk about a big count!

International health coalition pledges up to $25 million for Nipah vaccine

Nipah has been claiming a lot of lives this week. The world is trying to make sure it won’t claim more.

Bad news for meat lovers: no amount of bacon or sausage is safe, cancer report concludes

The infamous trio of tobacco, alcohol and red meat must be avoided.

Scientists observe ‘black widow’ pulsar in unprecedented resolution

A rapidly rotating star is consuming a helpless brown dwarf, and scientists are recording the event in excruciating detail.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island to build new offshore wind farms totaling 1.2GW

As developments in Europe drive down installation costs, the US is eager to get clean energy.

Radar reveals impressive canyons under Antarctic ice

They’re big, and until now, they remained hidden

How the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs spared the birds — ironically, because they couldn’t fly

Most birds could fly by that time — but it was the ones that couldn’t that survived.

Hot cars left in the sun reach temperatures deadly to infants in under an hour

Don’t judge. Forgetting about babies in the car could happen to anyone.

‘Holy Grail’ of shipwrecks discovered, carries up to $17 billion in gold, silver, emeralds

Boy oh boy, the Spanish must’ve been furious when they lost this ship.

For banded mongooses, ‘cultural inheritance’ decides what’s for dinner

Cultural preference is not unique to humans, and might be much more common than we once thought it to be.

Early mammal fossil shows how the Pangaea supercontinent split up

Talk about a groundbreaking discovery.

Pluto might have been formed by a billion comets

Pluto just got weirder.

France is being invaded by giant, predatory worms

They’re big, they’re slimy, and they’re invasive.

NOAA’s newest, most sophisticated satellite can’t keep itself cool enough to work properly

Fingers crossed that the NOAA guys can remotely fix their flagship satellite.

Curiosity Rover is back to drilling Martian rocks — and this is really important

NASA engineers had to invent a new clever technique.

What makes us feel well in society? Diversity, healthcare, and public transit

The results directly contradict many current policies of the US.

Rice is losing its nutritional value due to rising CO2 levels

Rice is losing proteins, vitamins, and minerals due to rising CO2 in the atmosphere.

Manhattan could halve its number of cars and people would still get where they need to go – if they rode smart

More silicon, less asphalt, says an MIT researcher.