Rising seas might mean more coral reef islands — if we don’t murder all the corals

We might get more ‘exotic’ if we dial down on the ‘extinction’.

Car-centric suburbs seem to promote right-wing politics and resistance to change

Huh.

Researchers call for ban on a widely-used pesticide: it impairs brain development

Y’ouch.

Utah houses one quarter of the country’s bee species

The site also boasts many other pollinator species.

Stem-cell-laden skin grafts could heal burn victims 30% faster, if not quicker

“Our goal is no death, no scar, and no pain,” adds Marc Jeschke, paper co-author. “With this approach we come closer to no death and no scar.”

Woodland hawks flock to cities, research reveals. Other wildlife is doing the same

For hawks, the secret is out: The big city has a lot of food to offer.

Experimental bioreactor helps frogs regenerate lost limbs

No more peg legs on the high seas, yarr!

All two-year-olds seem to sound pretty much the same to adults

“What I’d like to say to parents is that with exposure it does get easier over time,” says one of the paper’s authors.

Novel approach to identifying flavor molecules poised to make fermented goods even more delicious

Taste trumps all!

Newly-developed fuel can store solar energy for up to 18 years

It’s like a battery, but flowy. And it works with heat.

The Internet’s inventor says we need a ‘new contract’ for the world wide web

“All kinds of things have gone wrong” with the internet, says Berners-Lee.

Your left hemisphere can veto the right one into submission — but they generally play nice

We now know more about how the brain’s hemispheres sync up.

Energy drinks have a profound effect on our blood vessels, new research shows

How can people drink this stuff in the first place is beyond me.

Exposure to cannabis leads to cognitive changes in the offspring of rats

The findings are still preliminary, but they do suggest that mothers should abstain a bit before and during pregnancy.

Deepest volcanic eruption lies in a field of glass at the lip of the Mariana Trench

Adelle is surely rolling somewhere around there.

Widespread coral species shows unique adaptations against environmental changes

Pocillopora damicornis —¬†one of the most abundant and widespread reef-building corals in the world — may help us better understand how anthozoans deal with stress.

Barn swallows have evolved to live alongside us, new research reveals

They live with us, but they’re not domesticated.

Natural batteries formed Mars’ organic carbon

Still no aliens. But this is definitely a cool find!

Decline in commercial shellfish due to environmental changes

For once, it’s not overfishing!

Veterinary community releases tips and tricks on how to properly feed your cat

If you own a cat, this is the paper for you.