Most detailed survey yet finds 200,000 species of viruses living in the oceans

There’s a lot of life in the oceans.

World’s second-largest language family originated in northern China during the Neolithic

This multidisciplinary study could settle a long-lasting debate.

Scientists present device that transforms brain activity into speech

This could be transformative for so many people suffering from speech impairment.

Chinese lunar rover shows dark side of the Moon like you’ve never seen it before

Take a walk on the dark side — of the moon.

Why depressed people listen to more sad music

It’s probably not what you think.

How much are Americans sitting

Are you sitting down for this?

Greenland ice is melting 6 times faster than in the 1980s

Requiem for an ice sheet.

Arctic warming accelerates climate change — and will cost $70 trillion

Take action against climate change — or pay up.

Like meal kits? You might be doing the environment a favor

Have you ever tried a meal kit? You might be doing the environment a favor.

Slime moulds learn by absorbing substances

This simple creature can learn, teach, and memorize, without a nervous system.

How Japanese astronomers discovered the most distant object in the Kuiper Belt with a $3,000 telescope

This is a real victory for little projects.

Even moderate intake of red meat substantially increases risk of bowel cancer

Bacon is not so good for you after all.

Coffee not essential for life, Switzerland decides

Say what now?

Even mountain glaciers are now contaminated with microplastic

Truly, no place on Earth has escaped pollution.

Russian researchers extract liquid blood from frozen 42,000-year-old foal — plan to clone it

You want Jurassic Park? Because this is how you get Jurassic Park.

The world’s first AI-written textbook showcases what machine learning can do — and what it can’t

The technology could have a surprising use.

Dogs really help people stay fit, new study shows

As if dogs weren’t precious enough, they also help with our fitness — new research shows that dog owners are 400% more likely to meet recommended physical activity guidelines.

Japanese university professor taught students how to produce MDMA, risks up to 10 years in prison

Japanese Breaking Bad? Not really — this time it’s about science, not profit.

Air pollution from corn kills thousands of people each year

Researchers are trying to map the pollution impact of all the foods we eat.

Scientists create artificial material capable of metabolism, self-assembly, movement, and organization — key traits of life

If it was capable of multiplying, it would essentially be life.