Does parenting make people unhappy?

The answer is often ‘yes’.

Amid government shutdown, US National Parks overflow with garbage

This is bad news.

China spacecraft makes historic landing on the dark side of the moon

It’s the first mission to ever land on the far side of the moon.

Bacteria in ancient Druid “healing soil” found to stop the growth of super bugs

It even stops MRSA.

Populist leaders are threatening democracy, researchers warn

The world is experiencing a dramatic surge of populism.

Freelancing might be bad for your health, a new study suggests

Working as a freelancer? You might want to read this.

Japan’s new year resolution: resuming commercial whale hunting

The decision has been met with disappointment and criticism.

An ancient recipe for chicken and damsons

An old, delicious recipe.

Meet the world’s smallest snowman

Isn’t he adorable?

Yes, a quantum internet is possible, new study shows

This is seriously cool.

Stone Age people were living on the Himalayan plateau 30,000 years ago

They may have received some genetic assistance from an early race of humans.

Want to understand something complicated? Just try explaining it to yourself

It’s like your very own 1 on 1 tutoring session.

Christmas traditions: In Catalonia, a man is pooping in the nativity scene

It’s supposed to bring good luck!

Christmas myths: the Yule Cat

Not your average cat — or your Christmas tradition.

The statistic of the year: 90.5% of plastic has never been recycled

Some stats are better than others.

Dutch researchers grow bananas without soil to protect them from disease

Bananas, as we know them, are undergoing huge challenges.

Dementia symptoms reversed in mice — human trials are next

The key is a combination of microbubbles and ultrasound.

Coastal erosion reveals incredibly well-preserved dinosaur footprints in southern England

It’s like Disneyworld for paleontologists.

Blind creature that buries its head in the sand named after Donald Trump

The resemblance is uncanny.

Giraffes quietly dropped down to ‘Endangered list’

Giraffes have been undergoing a silent extinction.