Coffee not essential for life, Switzerland decides

Say what now?

The LED sun: artificial light completely mimics properties of natural sunlight

A natural skyline at the flick of a switch.

Who really invented the light bulb?

Spoiler: It wasn’t Edison.

Why is snow white?

…because it can’t get a tan.

Two of the world’s oldest universities team up to digitize treasured medieval manuscripts

Some works will come straight from the Vatican.

The best black hole photo memes the internet has to offer

Get sucked into the joyous celebration of the black hole image.

Why Game of Thrones’ Dragonglass is so deadly

In Westeros, there are only two substances capable of killing White Walkers: Valyrian steel and Dragonglass.

This is what the photographed black hole’s “neighborhood” looks like

You came into the right neighborhood.

Fossil Friday: new study says Texas used to be a ‘veritable Serengeti’ 11 to 12 million years ago

If you like cool photos of fossils, we’ve got just the paper for you!

Why do pets like pats?

I mean… ’cause they’re awesome.

Stunningly beautiful maps from Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs

Science, meet art!

Black hole picture shown for the first time

A historic moment in science that pushes the limits of human knowledge.

The US wealth gap hasn’t been this big since the “Roaring ’20s”

The “Roaring 20s” ended with the Great Depression. How will this decade end?

Fossil Friday: Jurassic crocodile shows us how the scaly killers came to be

The team says it looked more like a dolphin than a crocodile.

These “Night-Sky” petunias look like they hold galaxies in their petals

There’s something very cosmic about these earthly flowers.

This viral image is making people realize they have astigmatism

Do you have it?

Shooting stars: a look at the world’s speediest jet aircraft

Some of these planes fly so high they break off rivets.

What is hyaluronic acid

Let’s take a look at this pretty unique substance which permeates our bodies.

The Dark Side of PETA — serial “mercy” killings, misleading campaigns, and pseudoscience

I, for one, would not want my donation money ending up as a settlement for pet killing or paying for shocking and misleading campaigns. There are other groups more worthy of our support.

Thousand-year-old illustrated manuscript of herbal remedies now available online

Don’t try these at home.