The 26 richest people own more than 50% of the planet — and the gap is widening

There’s a new billionaire every other day, the report finds.

Eating before going to sleep might not be all that bad, researchers find

Just don’t go overboard with the snacks.

Scientists recreate ‘Freak Wave’ in the lab — and it looks like art

It looks eerly similar to Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ print from the XIXth century.

Targeted cognitive training improves symptoms in patients with severe schizophrenia

“Our results suggest that chronically ill, highly disabled patients can benefit from TCT,” said the authors. “That contradicts current assumptions.”

Could these fossils be the much-sought “missing link”?

The fortuitous discovery of the fossils involved a motivated researcher, a dog, and a 9-year-old boy.

If you think cats are antisocial, it’s probably you, new study concludes

It’s probably your fault — of course.

We can eradicate malaria — but we need to use new tricks

Improvise, adapt, eliminate.

The North Sea could become the UK’s largest battery — one that lasts for the whole winter

It would be green, too!

New research shows air pollution sours our mood and makes us unhappy

The study was performed on Chinese cities — but the air pollution problem is very much a global one.

Paleontologists discovered a new species of ancient shark — and it was so, so tiny

“[Its] teeth are the size of a sand grain. Without a microscope you’d just throw them away,” says one of its discoverers.

Perturbations in Saturn’s rings reveal how long a day is on the gas giant

Can I have weekdays in Saturn-days and weekends in Earth-days?

More companies are giving employees food — but it’s often unhealthy

Employers should be more aware of what food they bring to the workplace.

Happiness exercises could help those recovering from substance abuse

I’m not recovering from anything and I still need these exercises in my life.

Scientists come up with most accurate age of Saturn’s rings yet

If dinosaurs had telescopes, they might have seen a lonely Saturn, without rings.

The worst of multiple sclerosis can be avoided or delayed with early treatment

The study is the first to provide evidence that currently-available treatments can delay the progress of MS.

Japan start-up planning to sell “shooting stars on demand” launched their first satellite

No word on how much one of these shows will cost just yet.

Engineers study the in-depth structure of wings to make better adhesive materials

“We believe that these structures could serve as inspiration for an interlocking one-directional adhesive or a material with directionally tailored permeability,” the team said.

The magnetic North Pole has shifted, but we can’t update it because of the US government shutdown

When politics try to mess with your compass.

US Navy wants to change naval warfare with unmanned robot ships

Many such drone ships would act as long-range sensors and even carry weapons.

Diet check: the whale shark is more “vegetarian” than we thought

This could be very important for saving the world’s biggest fish.