World’s smallest fidget spinner is no bigger than a human hair

3-D printing just got a lot sexier.

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.

MIT researchers design forest domes for Mars colonists

If we’re going on Mars, we’re going in style.

Animal files: the paradoxical axolotl

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

UK archaeologists unearth “nationally important” collection of Iron Age artifacts

Among the most intriguing findings are a group of (likely ceremonial) cauldrons that show signs of long-term use and repair.

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.

Gin makes you sad, spirits make you sexy: Different alcohols have different effects on your mood, study finds

As it turns out, gin *can* make you sad.

A few unbelievable bacteria facts

For unicellular organisms, they are anything but boring.

Tesla’s new Semi is an electrical monster, but can it really deliver?

This could be a game changer.

New US tax bill would pile more taxes on PhD students

Not a promising sign for research in the states.

The secret behind what makes a song happy

Hint: pay attention to the chords.

NASA releases atmospheric simulation of this year’s hurricane season

Cool and pretty at the same time!? NASA gets the best things!

We’re one step closer to understanding the Mpemba effect, or why hot water freezes faster

Physics, the original troll.

See CRISPR in action in a new video

With amazing resolution down to the nanometer.

Curious facts about red pandas

Fascinating creatures that have been confusing biologists for centuries.

The first 3D interactive brain is here to teach you all about how yours works

Taking a look at BrainFacts.org’s surprisingly fun new feature.

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?