Glowing plants imbued with firefly enzymes might one day replace lamps

A bright idea!

What Greenland’s landscape looks like without any ice

Let’s hope this landscape is never in the open.

Longest-living vertebrate might be a 512-year-old Greenland shark

That’s older than the United States.

Novel gene therapy may have cured hemophilia A

It could positively change the lives of thousands of people around the world.

Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought

It was that bad.

Blue Origin makes first test flight in over a year, tests new Crew Capsule

The booster sent the unmanned crew capsule to the edge of space. They both soft landed on Earth later.

Digital avatars for schizophrenic auditory hallucinations make the voices go away

Lending a face to the tormenting voices trapped in the minds of schizophrenics can make them disappear.

Intriguing optical illusion proves most humans have ‘curvature blindness’

Can your brain handle this?

Ancient man-sized penguin found in New Zealand beach

It was a big one.

A newly formed island in the Pacific might resemble Martian volcanoes

New landforms on Earth could tell us about how ancient ones on Mars formed.

Tasmanian tiger genome reveals new clues about its extinction but also surprising kinship to kangaroo

It was also particularly vulnerable to disease well before humans arrived in Australia.

Martian atmosphere is not threatened by solar wind

The findings imply that we don’t really know how Mars’ water disappeared.

The Earth whispers in a low hum that’s now been recorded for the 1st time underwater

This planet is restless to its core.

The story of human dispersal out of Africa started 60,000 years earlier than previously thought

The history of mankind’s humble beginnings has been rewritten.

The International Space Station is mounting a new device to protect it from space junk

It’s a sensor that will tell scientists how common small, but dangerous debris are.

Scientists find gut to brain connection that controls hunger — and switch it off

The insight could prove useful to battle obesity.

Scientists name 245-million-year-old Horseshoe crab after Darth Vader

The force is strong with this one.

Swarm AI correctly predicted TIME’s Person of the Year

The swarm intelligence found the #MeToo movement as the clear winner. It’s the second time in a row it guessed TIME’s POTY.

Newly discovered amphibious dinosaur had swan-like body but killer raptor claws

A crazy dino chimera.

Squeezing crystals from plant waste generates electricity

A biodegradable plant protein can be crushed to directly generate electricity.