Queen bumblebees take long breaks in the grass after hibernating

Researchers say that you should help queen bees if you see them exhausted on the ground, by providing a teaspoon of sugary water.

The tallest tree in the world is higher than the Statue of Liberty

California’s redwood forest has the tallest trees in the world. Let’s see why.

New method spots counterfeit food and medicine for cheap, by filming how it freezes

Be sure to post it on Instagram, too! #lunch #realfood

New process can make hydrogen fuel out of seawater without destroying the devices

This was a VERY real issue up to now.

Short-term exposure to air pollution may be deadly for people with asthma

A few days’ exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with increased risk of death from asthma.

Our ships carry invasive species, not just trade — and it is rapidly getting worse

Your package has arrived sir, it seems to be a pair of socks. The zebra mussel is on the house.

Fossil Friday: Newly-found fossil teeth solve ancient monkey mystery

Take a bite out of this story.

Scientists discover the first coral reef off the Italian coast

It’s less vibrantly colored than tropical reefs but it is still stunning (and fragile).

The amazing Lyrebird can not only mimic other birds, but also chainsaws, theme songs, and car alarms — anything, basically

Meet the incredible lyrebird from Australia. And you thought parrots were cool….

Solar and wind supply more than 10% of electricity in 18 US states

More and more states are benefitting from solar and wind.

Human interference is destroying chimpanzee culture, a new paper reports

Culture shock squared.

Treated wastewater could release antibiotic-resistance genes into the wild

Uh-oh.

How blue whales use their memory to find food

The world’s largest creatures sure have a big appetite — and they have the brains to support it.

Timeline for giant sloth extinction rewritten by new analysis

A little dirt makes a lot of difference.

Slightly-tweaked microbe could create plastics from a common plant waste material

Lignin’ on a dream!

Ethiopia’s church forests under threat from human activity

Ethiopia’s unique church forests are losing their biodiversity.

Diesel is responsible for half of all premature deaths attributed to vehicle emissions

Vehicle tailpipe emissions were responsible for 385,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015.

Megalodon’s teeth evolved over 12 millions years, researchers find

This is not the Nemo you’re looking for.

Balloons are the most dangerous plastic pollution for seabirds

Balloons might be fun at parties but they become deadly serious once they reach the ocean.

Our social brains handle environmental issues poorly — “You can’t kiss and make up with the environment,” researchers say

“Terms like ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘green’ encourage the view that objects, behaviors and decisions with these labels are ‘good’ rather than ‘less bad’ for the environment,” says co-author Dr Linda Langeborg.