Megalodon may have been warm-blooded — and this may have ultimately doomed the huge predator

The largest fish in history may have been doomed by its active metabolism that couldn’t keep up with a tough ice age.

Passive sun-powered device turns water into superheated steam

It could be a game changer.

There’s a massive ecosystem of ‘deep life’ right beneath our feet

The staggering biosphere living inside the crust is twice the size of that living in the oceans.

Why do I sweat so much?

Sweating can be a source of embarrassment but the truth is we couldn’t actually survive without it.

InSight beams back first recording of Martian wind

It sounds like a flapping flag.

Microplastics found in the guts of all sea turtles across the oceans

More than 100 turtles were tested — all had synthetic fibers in their guts.

Scientists find oldest evidence of black plague in 5,000-year-old human remains

The remains of a 20-year-old woman found in Sweden may help scientists retrace the origin of the deadly disease.

Geckos can walk on water: here’s how (with a video)

Another mystery solved my science!

Ichthyosaur may have had blubber, which means the ‘sea monster’ may have been warm-blooded

Blubber is extremely rare among reptiles.

Greenland melting is ‘off the charts’ — It’s unprecedented in the last 400 years, scientists warn

In the past 20 years, Greenland’s ice sheet has been melting at six-fold the rate seen before the Industrial Revolution.

Oxford scientist may have finally solved dark matter riddle — the universe might be made out of a ‘negative mass’ fluid

If proven right, this theory could be one of the most important developments in 21st-century physics.

There’s actually a neurological basis for the urge to pinch extremely cute babies or puppies — it’s called ‘cute aggression’

‘It’s so cute, I’m gonna die!’

There’s a new AI assistant on the International Space Station, and god is it annoying

That was creepy…

What are carbs? Are they ‘good’ or ‘bad’?

There are many misconceptions surrounding carbohydrates. Let’s have a look!

Smartphone app detects anemia from pictures of your fingernails without drawing blood

It’s almost as good as the state of the art point-of-care diagnosis.

The recipe for life may have another ingredient

Scientists are cooking life.

Worldwide measles cases jump by 31% fueled by Venezuelan outbreak

In other places, such as Europe, measles is resurfacing because parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.

Scientists sequence Lonesome George’s genome, find genes associated with long life and giant size

Lonesome George is dead — but his story is still alive, written in a genome whose secrets we are just beginning to explore. 

Spider milk is a thing, and it’s 4 times more nutritious than cow’s milk

The spiders also nurse their young for a long time — another unique feature among spiders.

Scientists measure all the starlight ever produced in the Universe

The number of photons emitted into space is 4 followed by 84 zeroes. Now, that a moment to wrap that figure around your head.