Being empathetic might put you at risk of relapsing as a coping mechanism

With great empathy comes great stress as well!

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.

Contrary to ‘propaganda’ myths, migrants are actually good for a country’s health and economy, new study reports

Think migrants are bad? Think again, science says.

WHO says tackling climate change will reduce infectious diseases and save millions of lives

Countries need to account for health in all cost-benefit analyses of climate change mitigation.

Young Hawaiian seals are showing up with eels stuck in their noses — and we’re not really sure why

Sure you’ve had bad days, but have you had an ‘eel up your nose’ day?

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.

252 million years ago, climate change nearly wiped out life on Earth; something similar is happening today

If this sounds a bit alarming… it should.

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

Another mystery solved my science!

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.

Rats and pigeons are slowly replacing iconic species, and it’s our fault

The “losers” are exactly the ones you want to protect.

“Collapse of civilization is on the horizon”, David Attenborough tells UN climate summit

Time, he stressed, is running out.

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. 

Blue-blooded crustacean could pave the way for greener biofuels

The unusual creature is able to extract sugars from wood.

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.

Green roofs can be effective against climate change — in the right climate

Green roofs are making a comeback — at least in some parts of the world.

One bacteria lives on everybody’s skin — and it’s becoming resistant to antibiotics

Could you… please not, bacteria?

New deep-water microbes have the skills to help fight climate change

Unexpected but not unwelcome!

Widely used insect repellent also kills off salamander larvae

Careful with that insect repellant.

People tend to shower more efficiently when they have real-time data of their usage

Think of the polar bears!