Autonomous killer drone aims to save the Great Barrier Reef

Can we please call these things Star Destroyers? Please?

Amazing video shows how white blood cells find pathogens — and points to a cure against cancer

So pretty tho!

Blood for universal transfusions might be sourced from gut bacteria

Well, not literally — but they’ll help!

Novel nanocomposite material might prevent shipwrecks from rotting

The technique is being trialed on the English warship Mary Rose.

Twelve new moons discovered around Jupiter, pointing to a violent past

Jupiter can boast the most moons in the Solar System.

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!