Leading economists urgently call for a tax on carbon

The world’s leading economists are saying we should tax carbon. The politicians say we shouldn’t.

Diet check: the whale shark is more “vegetarian” than we thought

This could be very important for saving the world’s biggest fish.

Saturn’s moon Titan has rainfall and seasons

It’s raining hydrocarbon on Titan.

Staying fit halves the risk of a heart attack

There is apparently no upper limit for training when it comes to the beneficial effects for the heart.

Want to improve kids’ test scores? Help them reduce their anxiety, researchers say

It’s a simple thing that can make a big difference — especially for low-income children.

Researchers “trick” breast cancer cells and turn them into fat

It’s an exciting new avenue for treatment.

Finland’s awesome new library is so popular it’s running out of books

Talk about a first world problem!

Urban areas can do a lot to support bees and other pollinators, new study concludes

“Plant more flowers!” — scream the bees.

WHO report: You should eat 25g of fiber every day — and you probably don’t

Fiber helps protect against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and a swarm of other health issues.

Want your kids to be calmer and have improved mental health? Connect them to nature, scientists say

Many parents have been suspecting this for a while — now we have the science to confirm it.

Meat-eating rabbits: study finds that the fluffy creatures are not exactly “herbivores”

Talk about a shocker!

DNA pioneer James Watson stripped of honorary titles after racist remarks

It’s not the first time Watson has made racist statements.

Why we yawn and why it’s contagious

Just thinking about it makes me yawn — because it’s contagious, not because it’s boring.

How big is the universe?

Scientists don’t really know if the universe is finite or infinite, but here is the best of our knowledge

When worlds collide: Volcanic Lightning

These are two of the most spectacular phenomena you can observe — and they can be intertwined.

The Manhattanhenge phenomenon — here’s what you need to know

It’s a unique astronomic phenomenon.

There’s no such thing as an ideal diet, new study suggests

Eat more fibers, less energy dense foods, and you’ll probably be alright.

Artificial Intelligence detects Alzheimer’s six years before human diagnosis

The age of AI doctors is dawning upon us.

US Government shutdown hits hard at scientists — and research in general

This is yet another reminder that political decisions have massive implications for science.

Americans are happier in states that spend more on public goods like libraries and parks

Useful information for policymakers.