Beautifully preserved 99-million-year-old beetle was early pollinator

Amber is an amazing time capsule.

Your lack of sleep might be the reason why you’re lonely

Get your good 8 hours of sleep, if you don’t like being lonely.

Nanoparticle treatment developed to scrub water clean of oil pollution

Nobody likes oil in their water.

Earth may have ‘mini-moons’ that could answer some interesting astronomy

The moon is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite, but it may be in the company of tiny asteroids trapped in the planet’s orbit.

DDT exposure in pregnant women linked to autism in offspring

Although the insecticide was banned decades ago, it still persists in the environment.

Mathematicians solve old mystery about spaghetti breaking

Here’s a question you never knew you wanted to answer.

The pseudoscience of anti-vaxxing — the global movement that mocks science

There are a lot of myths that have convinced people to resist vaccination — don’t be fooled.

The role of art in research with science illustrator Sarah Gluschitz

Tip of the hat to the people who make science books so, so pretty.

Korean supermarket wins at selling bananas

I need this in my life.

More evidence showing pertussis vaccination for pregnant women is safe and effective

Pregnant women can be reassured there is no risk of autism to their babies due to Tdap vaccine.

Lizards can only regrow imperfect tails due to faulty stem cells

Scientists couldn’t make head or tail of it before.

The right video game can help children develop empathy and better emotional control

The game is only being used for research purposes and is not available to the public, but has helped inform other games being submitted to the FDA for clinical applications.

Scientists unearth oldest pterosaur ever — perhaps the first flying vertebrate on Earth

Incredibly, this one lived in the desert, which is unheard of for a pterosaur.

Dance and science — an unlikely couple joining forces for a ‘courageous’ future

A unique experiment challenges all of us to fight for a sustainable future.

The dirty link between deforestation, illegal fishing, and tax havens

Tax havens are even more problematic than we thought.

15 Quick Scientific Facts that Will Blow Your Mind

There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back — 17 times. More science facts after the jump.

You Instagram photos may look cool — but they’re almost certainly not original

Originality is a scarce commodity on the web.

France trains birds to pick up the litter

It’s an interesting man-animal collaboration.

Unwise opioids for wisdom teeth

Opioids don’t really do any good here, and they might pave the way for an unwanted addiction.

Cannabis does reduce intestinal inflammation, and now we know why

Researchers hope the findings lead to a new class of drugs to help treat bowel diseases.