NASA will soon launch a probe that will travel through the sun’s atmosphere — here’s what you need to know

A modern-day Icarus — but this one won’t get burned.

The anti-plastic straw movement: What it is, Why it matters, and Is it a good thing?

We need to talk about plastic straws — and about banning plastic straws.

Newly-discovered American ankylosaur turns out to be an Asian immigrant

In fact, all ankylosaurs were!

Scientists image entire fly brain in ungodly detail

It’s a landmark achievement.

New theoretical framework will keep our fusion reactors from going ‘boom’

Real reactors lack boom.

Archaeologists opened the big, black sarcophagus found in Egypt

Now, what’s in the big black box?

Book Review ‘Does it Fart?’

I’d recommend this book to anyone, from the children curious about the world to the scientist too busy to ask simple questions.

We may have just witnessed a close-by star devour the remnants of a planet

Gluttony? Tsk tsk tsk.

The five largest meat and dairy companies emit more greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil

The hidden climate change-causing giants no one’s talking about.

NASA reveals new, crystal-clear images of Saturn’s moon Titan

Looking sharp, Titan!

First-ever baby snake fossil discovered beautifully encased in amber

Poor baby snake!

Novel material can change under the right light, to be either strong or self-healing

Neat trick.

About 1 in 4 US teen girls hurt themselves, a new report finds

America has a hidden problem on its hands.

Omega-3 supplements don’t really do anything for your heart, new study concludes

Contrary to popular belief, omega-3 supplements don’t protect your heart.

This is the best photo of Neptune we have so far, and it looks amazing

Color me impressed!

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age — you’re living in it

Geologists used climatic changes to define the new period — but not everyone agrees.

Scientists design ‘Pokéball’ that safely captures even the most delicate underwater creatures

Gotta catch em all!

Hybrid device harvests both ambient mechanical and magnetic energy

Ambient energy is all around us — physicists are proposing a novel way to tap it.

Bill Gates and other philantropists invest $30 million to boost early Alzheimer’s detection

A much needed boost in the research of early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Twelve new moons discovered around Jupiter, pointing to a violent past

Jupiter can boast the most moons in the Solar System.