Early humans grew grains for beer, not bread, new study suggests

The researchers also recreated the brewing process in the lab — for science, of course.

Even with better prevention and earlier diagnosis, cancer will kill nearly 10 million people in 2018

The figures suggest that one in five men and one in six women will develop the disease in their lifetime.

AI-controlled glider learns to ride air currents like an eagle

Autonomous aircraft could save energy or study migratory birds using this machine learning tech.

MDMA or ‘ecstasy’ makes octopuses more social, too

This could help scientists uncover the origin of social behavior in all animals.

Globalization is an ancient practice, new research reveals

Cooperation is the key to success!

Generosity may be contagious, new study suggests

Maybe generosity isn’t as fixed as we thought it to be — an important lesson from an indigenous tribe.

The Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice — 20 and 50 million years ago

Talk about a bold strategy.

One of the largest spiderwebs in the world just appeared on a Greek shoreline

The creepy sight was triggered by warming conditions. It should disappear on its own and poses no threat to locals.

Meet the strongest material in the universe: nuclear pasta

It’s a mind-perplexing 10 billion times stronger than steel.

DNA sequencing might help finally link smugglers to ivory shipments

There are not many people I dislike as intensely as ivory poachers.

Most people hate wasps — but they deserve to be loved just as much as bees

Wasps are actually useful.

Germany rolls out the first hydrogen-powered trains in the world

These bright blue trains are the greenest around.

Scientists crack genetic code of poisonous, invasive frog

The cane toad is an old species, but this is the first time its genome was sequenced.

Biologists discover new bird species in Africa — and it’s already in trouble

There’s some good news, but also a lot of bad news.

Mosquitoes are eating microplastics, which they pass on to the food chain

Ultimately, what the mosquito eats, we eat as well.

Most supermarket yogurt products contain too much sugar, new study warns

Do you like sweet yogurt? You might want to read this.

How birds stay slim even when they overeat

It’s not only about what you eat — it’s also about how you use that food.

Honeybee clusters act as ‘super-organisms’ to keep everyone safe during bad weather

Intelligent behavior emerging from a group of relatively unintelligent organisms.

Worse foods cause higher rates of cancer, new study concludes

The connection between nutrition and the risk of cancer remains a complex and intricate topic.

California to launch its “own damn satellite” to monitor air pollution, climate change

Go Cali, go!