Scientists create bionic mushroom that generates electricity out of microbes

What do you get when you 3-D print cyanobacteria onto button mushrooms?

Ancient DNA reveals two previously unknown migrations into South America

We’re beginning to understand who were the first Americans in greater detail.

Human lifespan is increasing with every generation, new study finds

Today, people can expect to live six years longer than their grandparents, on average.

To avoid shortsightedness, children should spend more time outdoors

Scientists have identified new factors that contribute to myopia. Spending more time outside is still the best thing a child can do to cut back the risks.

Vaccine might allow Celiac disease patients to eat gluten

It’s no cure but the treatment could finally allow people with celiac to eat gluten.

Supermassive black hole pairs imaged in merging galactic cores

The same should happen six billion years from now when the Milky Way merges with Andromeda.

Earth has two additional ‘moons’ entirely made of dust

The huge clouds of dust closely orbiting Earth could affect the safety of future space explorations.

Hole in ozone layer should completely patch up within 50 years, UN says

Finally some good news about the climate for a change!

Short sleepers are more likely to wake up dehydrated

Sleep and hydration in the body seem to be linked. If you’re a short sleeper, drink plenty of water in the morning.

The elephant bird, the largest bird known to man, was actually nocturnal

It also had a keen sense of smell.

Hubble finds ‘smiley face’ drawn by galactic objects

NASA’s space telescope was looking for new stars when it came across a happy accident.

Diabetes drugs may have protective effects against Alzheimer’s

Antidiabetes medication could reduce Alzheimer’s severity.

Tesla Roadster and Starman have now traveled beyond Mars

The Tesla electric car has exceeded its warranty mileage more than 10,000 times.

Wind turbines act as apex predators in local ecosystems

Researchers found four times more predatory birds around areas without wind farms compared to those that have.

Music therapy makes children with autism more socially aware

Individuals with autism hear much more than regular people — and music seems to help them communicate better.

Electrical stimulation of spinal cord allows two paraplegics to stand and walk

A remarkable medical breakthrough that might one day put an end to many forms of paralysis.

We make snap judgements about someone’s personality based on their body shape

Lighter bodies were seen as more self-confident while heavier bodies were associated with negative personality traits such as laziness.

Llama antibodies could be key to universal flu vaccine

The South American cameloid has antibodies that offer protection against most influenza strains.

Neanderthal children endured harsh winters and lead poisoning 250,000 years ago

However, their mothers still too care of them as best of they could.

World oceans may have absorbed 60% more heat than previously estimated

Ocean life is in bigger trouble than we thought.