Why a baby shark is called a pup — and other unusual baby animal names

If this doesn’t make you go ‘aww’ then I don’t know what will.

10 of the Weirdest Prehistoric Creatures

Eons ago, many millennia before written history, bizarre animals roamed the Earth.

The different types of plants in the world

So many different kinds!

What is climate, why it’s not weather, and why it matters

Everything you wanted to know about climate. No — really.

How to spot the difference between a cold and the flu

The viral infections share many symptoms but the flu can be a lot worse. Deadly worse.

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?