New species of small tyrannosaur ancestor sheds light on T. Rex’s path to becoming ‘King of the Dinosaurs’

The first tyrannosauruses were quite small.

World’s largest bee makes a comeback from the dead

Wallace’s giant bee — about four times larger than a honeybee — hadn’t been spotted for nearly four decades until a band of explores rediscovered it.

Deliberate disguise is surprisingly effective at hidding identity

Catch me if you can!

A ‘virgin’ fish named Mary got pregnant without having sex

Could we be witnessing an evolutionary leap in action?

Scientists activate tooth regeneration in mice

Mice are born with a single set of teeth, unlike humans which have two. Now, scientists used genetic techniques to signal the formation of additional teeth in mice.

Lobster’s tough underbelly could inspire next generation of highly flexible body armor

It’s as tough as industrial rubber, MIT researchers say.

InSight lander detects mysterious dips in air pressure on Red Planet (and shares Martian weather forecast)

One day, checking the weather on Mars in real-time will be as easy as googling it.

How the zebra’s stripes ward off insects

Scientists finally found out how insects are kept away from zebras.

AI is so good at inventing stories that its creators had to shut it down to avoid ‘fake news’

OpenAI thinks that its AI is too dangerous to risk having it fall into the wrong hands.

Scientists move closer to a pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Pacemakers in the future might never require battery replacement.

Great white shark genome might teach us how to heal faster or stave off cancer

Scientists sink their teeth in the great white’s genome

Archaeologists find extraordinarily well-preserved Pompeii fresco of Narcissus

The tale of a beautiful man who tragically fell in love with himself, painted on the walls of a Roman house which collapsed in tragedy.

Transcendental meditation reduces PTSD in South African students

Something as simple meditation can do wonders.

World’s biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are young forests

Equatorial rainforests are actually net emitters of carbon. Young forests in temperate regions are the best carbon sinks on land, new research suggests.

Daily household tasks like cooking and cleaning are a hidden source of air pollution, researchers say

One-day household pollution may be given as much attention as transportation emissions.

Just a few drinks can change the way memories form, eventually leading to cravings

Alcohol has very subtle effects on the brain which we’re only beginning to recognize.

Estrogen may cause sex differences in methamphetamine addiction

Treatment for the highly addictive substance might have to be approached differently if you’re male or female.

Two or more diet sodas a day may increase risk of stroke

More and more evidence suggests that zero-calorie drinks may be just as bad as sugary ones.

Yet another study finds that violent video games don’t make teens more aggressive

This won’t end the debate anytime soon, though.

New drug reverses memory loss related to depression and aging

The implications could also be huge for people with Alzheimer’s.