The 26 richest people own more than 50% of the planet — and the gap is widening

There’s a new billionaire every other day, the report finds.

Why are there mammals that lay eggs?

Nature always finds a way.

Can you raise your IQ score?

Paradoxically, that wouldn’t make you smarter.

Finland’s awesome new library is so popular it’s running out of books

Talk about a first world problem!

What’s the difference between an asteroid and a meteorite?

The meteorite only lives as it is falling.

A look at how the world invented pizza

Grab a slice!

What is the highest IQ in the world (and should you actually care?)

A high IQ is a nice head start — but it’s far from telling the whole story.

What is oxidation?

Oxidation is Loss, Reduction is Gain (of electrons).

Why we yawn and why it’s contagious

Just thinking about it makes me yawn — because it’s contagious, not because it’s boring.

How big is the universe?

Scientists don’t really know if the universe is finite or infinite, but here is the best of our knowledge

When worlds collide: Volcanic Lightning

These are two of the most spectacular phenomena you can observe — and they can be intertwined.

The Manhattanhenge phenomenon — here’s what you need to know

It’s a unique astronomic phenomenon.

US Government shutdown hits hard at scientists — and research in general

This is yet another reminder that political decisions have massive implications for science.

Like a moth to the flame: why moths are attracted to light

Wonder why your room is full of moths in the summer?

Americans are happier in states that spend more on public goods like libraries and parks

Useful information for policymakers.

This AI can do a 3D facial reconstruction from a single picture

It’s seriously cool.

Amid government shutdown, US National Parks overflow with garbage

This is bad news.

Populist leaders are threatening democracy, researchers warn

The world is experiencing a dramatic surge of populism.

An ancient recipe for chicken and damsons

An old, delicious recipe.

Christmas myths: the Yule Cat

Not your average cat — or your Christmas tradition.