Table salt found on Jupiter’s satellite Europa, sparks debate about potential life

A crucial ingredient for life was found on Europa.

The delicious history of ice cream throughout the ages

From ancient wars in Persia to the breakups of today, ice cream has carried us through the tough and the rough.

Some 600 years ago, a massive tsunami struck Sumatra — in the same place as the 2004 tsunami

Lightning may not strike two times in the same place — but tsunami sure does.

Spending just 2 hours a week in nature promotes health and wellbeing

You have no excuse for spending some time in nature this weekend.

Tilting your head down will make you seem more dominant — but also more aggressive

Keep your head high. Unless you want to be scary. Then keep it low.

Humans started cooking and eating starch 120,000 years ago

Mankind has been cooking starches for a long, long time.

Researchers test Alzheimer’s vaccine in mice

Finally, the world may soon have a vaccine against the devastating disease.

Lab-grown dairy hints at the future of food

Technology is driving the industry toward providing alternatives to conventionally produced food products.

The military is the largest emitter in the US Gov’t — in fact, it’s the world 55th largest polluter

War isn’t clean, it would seem.

Replacing red meat with a plant-based diet increases longevity

Yet another important study that suggests red meat is very bad for our health.

Researchers zoom in on ‘lost’ Doggerland settlement, find submerged forest

We’re getting closer to one of archaeology’s Holy Grails.

Warming climate means more, hotter armed conflicts, paper reports

Things are heating up.

Tesla’s new solar roof will cost as much as a shingle roof and electricity bill

Exciting news from Elon Musk.

Wax, water, and heat: how leaves survive in extremely hot environments

Ever wondered how plants manage to survive in ungodly high temperatures?

Using an electric toothbrush is actually better, new study finds

Which kind of toothbrush do you use?

How much would you pay to eliminate child slavery from your cocoa?

Three percent, ten percent, forty-seven percent — what’s a reasonable price?

Are brain games mostly BS?

Playing brain games may only make you better at playing brain games.

You’re eating a credit card’s worth of plastic each week, study says

We each consume about five grams of microplastics each week.

Birds also prefer fancier neighborhoods — as long as there’s enough green space

The “luxury effect” also propagates across animals.

Skinny seals and hungry cod point to trouble in the Baltic Sea

They’re running out of food — and climate change seems to be involved.