Glowing plants imbued with firefly enzymes might one day replace lamps

A bright idea!

Family from Italy can’t feel physical pain because of genetic mutation

This discovery might lead to a new type of painkillers.

Drinking tea might help reduce glaucoma risk, new study concludes

Drinking tea (especially without sugar) is good for you, but having a healthy diet and staying fit are still more impactful.

Functional hydrogen-boron fusion could be here “within the next decade”, powered by huge lasers

Stable fusion is the holy grail of energy production.

Parents giving alcohol too soon to kids, researchers say

Kids really shouldn’t be drinking… really.

What Greenland’s landscape looks like without any ice

Let’s hope this landscape is never in the open.

Fracking linked to low-weight, less healthy babies

Run for the hills! Or at least 2 miles away, as that seems to be the ‘danger radius’.

Humans are producing 9 pyramid of Giza’s worth of electronic waste per year

That’s a lot of waste!

Longest-living vertebrate might be a 512-year-old Greenland shark

That’s older than the United States.

Shatter-proof smartphones are one step closer as researchers tame glass on the atomic level

Rejoice, ye clumsy-fingered!

Novel gene therapy may have cured hemophilia A

It could positively change the lives of thousands of people around the world.

Human touch can feel molecule-thin differences, study reports

Receptors in our ligaments, knuckles, wrist, elbow, and shoulder likely also play a part in our sense of touch.

Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought

It was that bad.

Women undoubtedly prefer strong, muscular men, study shows

Science confirms the obvious. But this study is still important.

Jupiter is still a ridiculously beautiful place judging from Juno’s pics, and here’s how it does it

A dash of chemistry, a stroke of physics, all mixed in with behemothian mass.

Blue Origin makes first test flight in over a year, tests new Crew Capsule

The booster sent the unmanned crew capsule to the edge of space. They both soft landed on Earth later.

Digital avatars for schizophrenic auditory hallucinations make the voices go away

Lending a face to the tormenting voices trapped in the minds of schizophrenics can make them disappear.

Heat-not-burn tobacco is not as bad as cigarettes, but still poses risks

The results aren’t clear-cut.

Human-use anesthetics also knock out plants, weirdly, teaching us a lot about such drugs

It’s funny to realize that we’ve been using anesthetics for at least a century now, but we still don’t *really* know why they work.

French President at Climate Summit: We’re losing the battle

It’s a long and rocky road, which will require a lot action and a lot of effort, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.