Most advanced air quality satellite releases first open data to the public

We all deserve to breathe cleaner air — this is where this mission comes in.

Here are the most charismatic 20 animals — according to new science

Here are the results of the animal popularity contest.

Color X-Ray imaging is just around the corner — and we have the photos to prove it

It will make X-rays invaluable in fields it had no place in previously.

Unusual heat waves in Britain are revealing traces of ancient civilisations

Heat is bringing out ancient features.

3 out of 4 black adults have cardiovascular problems by the age of 55

The best thing to do is to stick to a healthy diet and be physically active.

Rats are devastating coral reefs — but there’s also some good news

This could be a game changer for protecting some coral reefs.

Cannabis makes the brain ‘noisy’ when it’s at rest

It’s almost like the brain is ‘wired’ all the time while high on cannabis.

The science of superstition – and why people believe in the unbelievable

Black cats, 13, lucky charms — why do so many people fall for them?

Archaeologists find oldest known extract of Homer’s “Odyssey”

The stuff of legends.

The constellation Vela explodes with color (and new suns) in ESO-captured snaps

Space — the prettiest frontier.

New Antarctic Dinosaurs on Display at Field Museum

It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or a day off.

Researchers find oldest pigmented biological molecules — they’re bright pink

It’s still pink, after all these years.

Roman fish salting workshops reveal two whale species lost from the Mediterranean

The discovery stands to change our understanding of the Roman fishing industry and the history of two endangered whale species.

Emotional support, rather than offering solutions, makes couples happier

Instead of offering informational support, just saying “I know how that feels” might be a lot better.

The lesser-known causes of food poisoning that may ruin dessert for you

Be careful with ice cream and watermelon this summer.

When organ donation meets religion

Let’s talk about nasty things that save lives.

Grasslands could overtake forests as the most reliable carbon sink ecosystems

But this doesn’t mean we should stop focusing on forests — on the contrary.

On the many mysteries of yawning

What’s behind a yawn, why does it occur?

How cross-species jumping genes might have driven our evolution

Some genes ‘jump’ from one genome to the other, and even from plants to bats.

Judges give harsher penalties when their favorite football team loses unexpectedly

We all get cranky for silly reasons sometimes, but this is a life-changing sentence we’re talking about.