Why it’s important to wind down before you go to bed

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, read on.

Ancient artifacts and one of the earliest cave paintings in the world found in Indonesia

A cave dig in Indonesia has unearthed a unique collection of prehistoric ornaments and artworks that date back in some instances to at least 30,000 years ago.

What does gestural communication of great apes tell us about human language?

Our language is one of the features that define us as human beings and distance us from all other animals.

Why water drops splash: a non-trivial mystery explained

Droplets exhibit natural beauty and conceal complex physics that scientists have been trying to figure out for decades

How to Rebuff a Climate Denier: the proper way to fight alternative facts with actual facts

Insights from cognitive science.

The Crocodilian Revolution: amazing myths and facts about crocodiles

From Herodotus two thousand years ago to school textbooks of the 1990s, people have called crocodilians not just lazy, but stupid. This is completely untrue!

How humans are bringing tigers to the brink of extinction

It’s a tough time to be a tiger.

The Origins of Water Ice on Mercury

Who would expect water on the nearest planet to the Sun?

5 Career Paths in Environmental Sustainability

How you can make a difference — and get a career as well.

The Profitability of Green Infrastructure

The only constant is change. Seasons change, ecosystems change, the climate changes and people change.

Healthy Snacks That Might Boost Work Productivity

Gimme some of that avocado, I got a lot of work to do.

Greening Your Space Improves the Environment and Lessens Stress

Greening your own space could mean planting a seedling or developing a living building.

Harvesting sustainable wood for guitars: Mahogany

The guitar industry has set a great example with mahogany.

Recognizing the Benefits of Renewable Energy

When are we going to sober up and realize fossil fuels have met their end?

Creating the Culture for a Renewable Energy Future

Renewable energy has already won the battle against fossil fuels, despite the big subsidies for oil and gas.

Decreasing the Costs of Renewable Energy

The cost of renewable energy is dropping worldwide.

How to Cooperatively Cultivate a Renewable Energy Future

In our transition to renewable energy, the technology of harnessing renewable resources for our electricity needs continues to evolve.

How humans lost their penis bone and why it’s actually very important for primates

A lot of species have it.

Genes show how the seahorse got its cute snout and became such a great father

Male seahorses can get ‘pregnant’ and a new study can tell us how.

Whales as Ecological Engineers

Given the sheer size of whales, it should be no surprise that they make some very important contributions to ecosystems.