Half a degree (C) more global warming would leave 5 million people homeless

Even if the goals set in Paris are met — this doesn’t look very good.

Python moms take care of their offspring, surprising researchers

Mother love — with fangs.

The Arctic’s convection engine is grinding to a halt, flooded by meltwater

Melting Arctic ice is already leaving its mark on the oceans.

Royal jelly, the food of queen-to-be(e)s, changes from liquid to solid when more acidic

It keeps the queen larvae hanging on.

Walmart silently filed a patent for robotic bees meant to pollinate crops

As bee populations dwindle, robots are made to take their place.

Yikes! More than 90% of bottled water contains tiny pieces of plastic

Well-known water bottle brands were also guilty.

Low oxygen “dead-zones” can be deadlier to marine life than we thought

Beware ye who swim here.

Lead exposure might be responsible for 10 times more premature deaths than previously thought

Scientists have discovered that nearly 412,000 yearly deaths in the US can be attributed to lead contamination.

Why the US spends so much on healthcare, but doesn’t get the benefits it should

There’s a lot of bad news, but there’s also some good news.

Dinosaur-bird link seems to have been capable of active flight, solving long-time mystery

The way that it flew is unlike anything alive today!

“Haa, haa”– the creepy laughing sound that ravens make reveals their age and sex

The ravens “laugh” when need help accessing food.

Energy-positive fusion could be available within the next 15 years

This will change everything.

Climate change is link between record-low Arctic ice cover, freak weather in Europe and the US

The Arctic’s getting really hot.

Air pollution exposure during fetal life linked to brain abnormalities in children

Brain abnormalities might lead to cognitive impairment. that could have significant long-term consequences.

A spider hitched a ride to Hawaii, then evolved into many brightly colored species

Always the same colors: white, brown, and gold.

Penguins find unattended camera, snap a fabulous selfie

It’s one of the coolest selfies out there — it was made in Antarctica.

That ridiculous voice we use to talk to dogs? They actually love it

How to talk to puppers 101.

Efforts to pull the northern white rhino from the brink of extinction intensify as the last living male declines in health

Things are not looking good for the subspecies.

Dogs create a mental image of what they’re sniffing for

Pupper power!

Storing solar energy: Researchers pave the way for artificial photosynthesis

This could be big for solar energy.