Humans are producing 9 pyramid of Giza’s worth of electronic waste per year

That’s a lot of waste!

Ancient mummy found to have bone cancer

Cancer was already affecting humans 2,000 years ago.

Deforestation in Africa has been much lower than previously thought

Though definitely good news, the reason why is negative.

The potato brought an era of peace and prosperity to Europe

You shouldn’t overlook the potato.

With a 3-D printed attachment, your laundry bottle could order more detergent when it’s running low

Smart or lazy?

Amniotic fluid contains a wealth of stem cells that can be safely and non-invasively extracted

They could help many more patients in need of cell therapy.

Ice Age era caves found below the Canadian city of Montréal

An interesting discovery!

Antidepressants that make it past water treatment cause fish to fear predators less

Our human medication is affecting the behaviour of animals that live in the water.

“Yeti” samples have been DNA tested and they actually come from Asian bears

Not so abominable.

Animal files: the paradoxical axolotl

They are way more common in aquarium tanks than in the wild.

Tofu waste is transformed into a new alcoholic beverage called Sachi

Tofu production could become zero-waste, yes whey!

About 90% fewer wild birds are traded thanks to EU ban

It has been very effective, with a few indirect effects.

A few unbelievable bacteria facts

For unicellular organisms, they are anything but boring.

Male prairie voles that drink alcohol ruin their relationships

They are a model for human alcoholism and relationships.

New US tax bill would pile more taxes on PhD students

Not a promising sign for research in the states.

The secret behind what makes a song happy

Hint: pay attention to the chords.

See CRISPR in action in a new video

With amazing resolution down to the nanometer.

Humans have been drinking wine for at least 8,000 years

You have the ancient Georgians to thank for your favourite wine.

Antarctica once had a forest and researchers are trying to figure out why it disappeared

Antarctica hasn’t always been the icy wasteland it is today.

Lab mice with natural gut bacteria are wildly more resistant to disease and tumors

Living in a sterile, controlled environment make lab mice not such a good model for human diseases.