The universe is expanding faster than current physics predicts

Which means we might need new physics to explain the observation.

Auroras act like speed bumps for satellites, dragging them down towards Earth

Auroras are dazzling to behold, but also a nuisance for the aerospace industry.

Japanese probe blasts the first artificial crater on an asteroid

The blast might help scientists answer fundamental questions about the solar system’s formation.

Scientists sequence genomes of world’s tallest trees

The redwood has the 2nd largest genome in the world.

Fossilized poop shows ancient hunter-gatherer ate a rattlesnake whole — fangs included

This was one very eccentric individual.

Scientists perform billion-atom simulation of a human gene

The model could solve mysteries about DNA and lead to novel medicines.

The rise of ‘privacy fatigue’: 1 in 3 people don’t know how to protect their online privacy

People who don’t know how to protect their privacy experience underlying stress when they’re online.

Device that offers safe, non-drug treatment for children with ADHD gets FDA approval

The device sends a mild electric shock to the patient’s brain that quiets the mind.

Even light physical activity like housework might keep the brain young

You don’t necessarily have to break a sweat to reap the benefits of exercising.

Don’t skip breakfast if you want to prevent heart disease

Breakfast may really be the most important meal of the day.

How blindness alters the way we process sound

When one sense fails, the others take over.

AI diagnoses PTSD by analyzing veterans’ voices

Trauma can change our voice and now computers can identify it.

Scientists might have cured “bubble boy disease” with gene therapy

A rare genetic disorder that deactivates the immune system of baby boys may have been cured.

The LED sun: artificial light completely mimics properties of natural sunlight

A natural skyline at the flick of a switch.

Who really invented the light bulb?

Spoiler: It wasn’t Edison.

Astronomers finally find the earliest molecule in the Universe

The breakthrough validates our current models of how the universe works.

Women can spot unfaithful men by looking at their faces, but men can’t do the same in women

It seems like women have a better poker face than men.

Scientists treat first US patients with gene-edited cells

The powerful CRISPR is set to revolutionize medicine.

Beards make men look more angry and aggressive, but also more prosocial

It all depends on the facial expression, which beards seem to amplify.

Rodents race around cage in NASA microgravity experiment

That looks like a lot of fun!