Jupiter is still a ridiculously beautiful place judging from Juno’s pics, and here’s how it does it

A dash of chemistry, a stroke of physics, all mixed in with behemothian mass.

The difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

Big differences hide in tiny things.

Swarm AI correctly predicted TIME’s Person of the Year

The swarm intelligence found the #MeToo movement as the clear winner. It’s the second time in a row it guessed TIME’s POTY.

What was the Indus Valley Civilization: the forgotten superpower of the ancient world

One of the most advanced civilizations on Earth at its time, the Harappans tragically never made it out of Antiquity.

Animal files: the paradoxical axolotl

They are way more common in aquarium tanks than in the wild.

Swedish company builds food-laden ‘Plantscaper’ to feed the cities of the future

A skyscraper filled with food? Sign me up!

The science of hangovers or why you feel like crap after a night of heavy drinking

This is actually pretty complicated.

A few unbelievable bacteria facts

For unicellular organisms, they are anything but boring.

Curious facts about red pandas

Fascinating creatures that have been confusing biologists for centuries.

How to brew the perfect tea — according to science

Brewing the perfect tea is as much an art as it is a science.

Why does electricity hum — and why is it a B flat in the US, and a G in Europe?

Who knew sound and current can intertwine so much?

How to create deliciousness — the chemistry behind cooking

Who doesn’t love a good meal?

What’s the difference between diffusion and osmosis

Both are passive transport processes that are essential to both living and non-living systems.

A hidden shortage: why the world is running low on sand

There’s not nearly as much as you think.

What Einstein thought about God, the Universe, science and religion

Einstein is also often misinterpreted and even misquoted. So what did the brilliant man think of the Universe?

Graphology is a pseudoscience

Sometimes there’s a fine line between what’s scientific and what’s just fantasy.

Who really discovered America? (Spoiler alert: it’s not Columbus)

There are claims from all over the world.

In Medieval times, people would pay Sin Eaters to carry their sins

Eating sins for a living is a rough job.

The different types of electromagnetic radiation

All of them are light — but not quite.

What is convergent evolution: how unrelated animals can look almost identical

It’s crazy how similar they look!