Six essential science books that read like hot cakes

Our go-to list.

New evidence suggests that probiotics are good for the liver

Many of the alleged benefits of probiotics have not been proven, but scientists are finding some promise.

Myth busted: strenuous exercise does not suppress immune system

Exercising is almost never bad for you.

Climate change is set to increase ‘giant forest’ cover around the world

The ecological niche for giant trees like Redwoods could grow by a staggering 4 million square kilometers.

The US lost roughly 1 in every 100 urban trees between 2009 and 2014

Which is a pity, because they save us a lot of money.

A fat belly is bad for your heart

BMI can be a misleading metric when it comes to obesity.

Amateur mathematician Aubrey de Grey, known for his work on anti-aging, solves decades-old problem

Talk about a special mind.

The UK just went 55 hours without using any coal

Great news from the Brits.

Humans are responsible for the sudden disappearance of world’s largest mammals

At this rate, in a few centuries, the world’s largest mammal could be the domestic cow.

Humans and chimp brains may have a turbo-charged fight-or-flight response

Such adaptations could form the evolutionary roots of human warfare.

Ancient humans were practicing brain surgery on cows 5,400 years ago

Ancient brain surgery — now here’s something I’d never have to say.

Hans Asperger, who gave his name to the Asperger’s Syndrome, was active Nazi collaborator

It’s a story without a happy ending.

‘Sea nomads’ adapted abnormally large spleens to dive to unheard of depths

Natives of Indonesia can dive up to 70 meters thanks to a genetic adaptation.

Ancient turtles: scientists find ancestor of modern sea turtles

These turtles were far more common than previously known.

What if we’re not the first advanced civilization on Earth — How would we know?

This is not about conspiracy theories, but a legitimate scientific concern.

In Romania, distrust of vaccines claims children’s lives

Romania has a lesson for the entire world.

The Stages of Mitosis

Divide and conquer!

Indoor plants can be natural, sustainable air-cleaning systems

A semi-autonomous, sustainable, eco-friendly air cleaning system. Or as we usually call it — a plant.

New ant species from Borneo detonates itself to defend its colony

Talk about altruistic behavior — these ants are truly impressive.

Migraine injection relieves pain where all other drugs fail

It’s the drug many people suffering from debilitating headaches have been waiting for.