Drug cocktails can almost double lifespan — in worms and fruit flies, so far

The findings suggest that the mechanism would probably work on humans too.

Humans are now pooping microplastics

It’s the first to show that humans are eating plastic.

Mars may yet hold life in salty subsurface waters

Mars may be more life-friendly than we thought.

Synthetic wood is fire and water resistant

It’s also as crush-resistant as natural wood.

How the black widow spins her steel-strong silk web

One cannot overstate the potential impact on materials and engineering, researchers say.

Scientists regrow hair cells in mice, suggesting hearing loss is reversible after all

In the future, growing old may not necessarily mean you’ll have bad hearing.

Golden labs seem to be healthier than their chocolate cousins — and we’re not sure why

Who’s a good boy? All dogs, that’s who. But some have more problems than others.

No Photoshop involved: this iceberg really is almost perfectly rectangular

It’s as if someone cut it with a knife.

Pancreatic cells can naturally morph to combat diabetes, pointing to new avenues of treatment

Other cells can likely do it too, the researchers believe.

NASA names new constellations after Doctor Who, Hulk, and Godzilla

Someone call a Doctor!

Earth’s inner core is solid, seismic waves reveal

It’s amazing how we can learn things about the very depths of our planet.

Sunlight kills indoor germs almost as well as UV rays

Pull the drapes and enjoy free home sanitation, courtesy of the sun.

Scientists create a Bose-Einstein condensate in space for the first time

That’s just colored water in the picture.

New study reveals why dandelions are among the best fliers — they take to the air in a unique way

We have a lot to learn from the humble dandelion.

Female gamers are three times more likely to study science

Encouraging ‘geeky girls’ to pursue a STEM degree could help bridge the gender gap.

Researchers find Jurassic piranha-like flesh-eating fish, and also spot their victims

The Jurassic had flesh-eating fish… of course it did.

World’s largest organism is being eaten away by wild animals

A clonal colony of Aspen stretching over 100 acres is being threatened — and it’s all on us again.

Scientists develop self-lubricating, smart condoms

An innovation which will make a lot of people happyier.

Breastmilk protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and improves preemies’ brain development

An aggressive campaign of producers of baby formula has led to a decrease in breastfeeding rates.

Ghost fishing kills over 650,000 animals a year. These researchers believe they’ve found a solution

Technology to the rescue!