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.

Poor grip in children predicts poor health in the future

A weak handshake may be a sign of unhealthy outcomes in the future, according to a new study.

Ancient pottery portrays perilous path for agriculture under climate change

Don’t scrub your pots too hard — you’re destroying precious climate evidence!

Youtube now adds facts below conspiracy theory videos

This is probably a good thing, but it remains to be seen whether it will actually make a difference.

Blue light from smartphones or laptops may be slowly making us blind

Be careful with your screen time. ‘Night mode’ is definitely a must.

Researchers find Earth’s oldest rocks — and they were probably created by meteorites

4 billion years — how’s that for old?

Jury finds Monsanto liable in the first Roundup cancer trial – here’s what could happen next

A jury in San Francisco concluded that exposure to Roundup, Monsanto’s widely used herbicide, caused cancer and ordered the company to pay US$289 million in damages.

Fastest human spacecraft launches for the sun’s corona

A modern-day Icarus will soar for the sun tomorrow.

Who was Vlad the Impaler, the original Dracula?

Vlad left a bloody mark on history — so why, then, is he treated with respect hundreds of years after he died?

Lab-grown meat is almost upon us — and most Americans would gladly try it

Yum or yuck?