Most people believe that vaccines are safe and effective

Vaccines work. Vaccines save lives but we are all at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases until everyone is convinced.

Unpleasant smells make for more powerful memories, a new study finds

Breathe in deep!

The brain rewards new information like it does food, money, or drugs

A new study explains our tendency to overconsume digital information whether its social media or clickbait.

Fish-like robot is animated by fake ‘blood’

It’s scary how lifelike this robot is.

Researchers look into reviving bleached corals using ‘non-preferred’ algal symbiotes

“We want to know if it’s possible that more heat tolerant, non-preferred algae could revive bleached coral communities even if the relationship is less efficient,” the authors say.

Groundwater pumping is bleeding the US’s rivers dry

We’re hoarding all the supply.

Scientists transfer memories between snails with RNA implants

Memory may be far more complex than meets the eye.

What is RNA?

RNA is often thought to potentially be responsible for forming all life.

How much is a clean beach worth to you?

Putting a price on the environment isn’t easy, but it helps in order to save it.

The birth of forests helped drive two massive, ancient extinctions

They did not come in peace.

Dinosaur fossils are rich in microbes — and this might mean we won’t ever find dino proteins

There goes Jurassic Park!

Some Martian clouds are made of ground-up meteors

That’s pretty metal.

Cat muzzles: cruel or useful?

A popular accessory among cat owners that might do more harm than good.

Earliest merging galaxies observed more than 13 billion light-years away

The early universe was a wild place to be in.

Legal recreational marijuana wreaks havoc on illegal markets, study finds

Drug users seem not to like drug dealers that much — not if they have an alternative, anyway.

Boaty McBoatFace’s first mission reveals new warming mechanism in the Antarctic waters

More like Sciency McScienceFace!

Scientists explain the ‘snow globe effect’ of freezing soap bubbles

A mesmerizing YouTube trick finally gets naked in front of science.

Researchers develop very powerful but reversible glue — kind of like snail slime

If it’s icky but it works….

AI is better at diagnosing skin cancer than even some of the best human experts

We’re about to witness a paradigm shift in how diseases are being diagnosed.

The rulers of every important European state from 400 BC to present day, in one amazing video map

The rise and fall of empires in one epic animated map.