You can’t chase your happiness and have it too — you must let it come to you

Chasing happiness might be what’s pushing it away.

Energy-positive fusion could be available within the next 15 years

This will change everything.

Citizen science called upon to study liverworts and help quantify climate change

These plants could become our climate “canary in the coal mine”.

Why the WHO put a mysterious ‘Disease X’ on its most-feared list

We don’t know anything about disease X — that’s the point.

Climate change is link between record-low Arctic ice cover, freak weather in Europe and the US

The Arctic’s getting really hot.

Brexit and Trump’s nomination were caused by a ‘sleeping’ community neuroticism

The results were unexpected because we didn’t understand what these campaigns woke in the public consciousness.

Researchers create the ‘crop hotspot’ map of Mars so we know where to settle

All work and no food would make the colonists very sad. Also very, very dead.

Penguins find unattended camera, snap a fabulous selfie

It’s one of the coolest selfies out there — it was made in Antarctica.

That ridiculous voice we use to talk to dogs? They actually love it

How to talk to puppers 101.

Efforts to pull the northern white rhino from the brink of extinction intensify as the last living male declines in health

Things are not looking good for the subspecies.

Dogs create a mental image of what they’re sniffing for

Pupper power!

Without tree husks to house them, Europe’s beetles are dying out

Sometimes not tidying up can be a good thing.

Two raven lineages that tied the knot yield evidence of ‘speciation reversal’

Birds of a feather… merge together.

‘Self-aware’, predatory, digital slug mimics the behavior of the animal it was modeled on

Printing brains on PC circuits seems to be all the rage nowadays.

Smiles can both induce and reduce stress — it depends on how you wield it

Use this power for good!

Silicon-based life on Earth? Only artificially, so far — but maybe natural on other planets

A team of researchers forced bacteria to create carbon-silicon bonds, and their experiment showcases why life on our planet chose carbon.

We’ve just found the earliest traces of hydrogen, showing when the first-ever stars ignited

We’ve learned a lot about the early universe.

Death creeps through the brain as a “spreading wave” of silence and inactivity

In a dark way, these findings are quite soothing.

Put your phone away if you want to enjoy your night out, study suggests

Unlike apps, happiness doesn’t seem to come through your phone.

Massive flare in the Proxima Centauri system puts its habitability into question

Flares like this one are powerful enough to turn the planet into a hellscape.