The constellation Vela explodes with color (and new suns) in ESO-captured snaps

Space — the prettiest frontier.

Novel system allows robots to learn new skills just by looking at you do it

Can it teach them how to love, though?

Tiny, new-generation robot can walk on land, water, or swim — while being downright adorable

This cutesy bot hides a lot of potential.

Why do we stretch?

We all do it.

Scientists are now able to bio-print corneas

This research could usher in corneas-on-demand.

The rulers of every important European state from 400 BC to present day, in one amazing video map

The rise and fall of empires in one epic animated map.

Average atmospheric CO2 levels last month were the highest we’ve ever recorded, ever

Yikes.

This video that doesn’t feature Barack Obama can teach us a lot about fake news

Non-Barack Obama has an important announcement to make.

NASA’s stunning, 4K ‘Tour of the Moon’ is just as good as visiting the place — if not better

Eye candy galore.

Researcher captures stunning video of Antarctic minke whales

Minke whales are grossly understudied, but researchers hope to fix that.

Three Old Scientific Concepts Getting a Modern Look

The ancients often got it wrong about science — but they weren’t that far off.

Thrilling video shows crabeater seal evade frantic attack from a pod of hungry orcas

The great escape!

This IKEA ad might change your life — if you pee on it

Embedded inside the magazine is a redesigned ELISA pregnancy test.

“Exceptional” mammoth skeleton sold for over half a million dollars in France

He’s fat AND big boned. Well, was. Now he’s just big boned.

Old-growth forests offer safe haven to bird species struggling with climate change

They’re really nice cool places for raising baby birds — or fo rest!

3D-printed “living tattoo” turns bacteria into sensors and computers you can wear

Handy!

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.

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.

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.