What causes Blood Moons? The same thing that makes skies blue


This stunning medieval book has 6 bindings — and is essentially 6 different books

It’s jaw-droppingly beautiful.

The science behind why leaves change color in autumn

What makes the rainbow of colours?

Rising seas might mean more coral reef islands — if we don’t murder all the corals

We might get more ‘exotic’ if we dial down on the ‘extinction’.

Whole Shakespeare collection hidden inside a single tweet


The Internet Relay Chat (IRC) turned 30 — and it probably changed our lives

Remember the good old days?

How to reduce your home’s ecological footprint

We’re all kings and queens of our own castles.

No Photoshop involved: this iceberg really is almost perfectly rectangular

It’s as if someone cut it with a knife.

Scientists develop self-lubricating, smart condoms

An innovation which will make a lot of people happyier.

Novel video shows what drone impacts can do to planes. Spoiler alert: it’s very, very bad

That’s… surprisingly damaging!

Just 20% of US students learn a foreign language — compared to 92% in Europe

This seems to be a systemic problem.

Canada’s Pied Piper Province — How Alberta Became Rat-less

Alberta managed something that few other areas can boast.

Fossil Friday: the tiniest, most adorable Tylosaurus skull ever found


Meet the trillions of viruses that make up your virome

If you think you don’t have viruses, think again.

Banksy stencil sells for $1.3 million — then immediately self-destructs

The painting doubled in value, since this is Banksy world and normal rules don’t seem to apply.

How do solar panels work?

Solar power is the future of energy. Find out how it works.

Interview with Bluebird Director of Science Lex Pelger on CBD

A cannabis expert shares what he knows about the science of CBD.

‘Trimming the fat’ — the implications for research and education

Finding a solution to this problem is key to ensuring that research does not stagnate, but instead continues to flourish.

Renowned mathematician Michael Atiyah claims to have solved the Riemann Hypothesis

A problem that turned out to have more sides than initially thought.

We have accounts of PTSD in warfare from Homer to the Middle Ages

Things are not OK.