Orangutans can ‘talk’ about the past and the future, study suggests

We used to believe this is a human-only perk.

New tech transforms human poop into clean biofuel

Sanitation and energy generation in one go.

Rainforest plant may treat pancreatic cancer through ‘antiausterity’ properties

Cool, now we need to find one for the economy, too!

Chinese archaeologists discover evidence of skull surgery in ancient, sophisticated hospital

It’s an important finding, from one of China’s richest archaeological sites.

What causes Blood Moons? The same thing that makes skies blue

Spooky!

Italian supervolcano might restart eruption cycle, new study concludes

There’s no reason to panic, researchers stress.

Dry irony: first rain in centuries causes extinction of Atacama Desert microbes

This also means that resurfaced liquid water on Mars might kill any hypothetical surviving microbes.

‘Oumuamua, our first interstellar visitor, is actually smaller than we thought

The small asteroid also seems to be emanating streams of gas that may explain why it was moving faster than it was supposed to.

Scientists find huge 19-mile impact crater under Greenland’s ice sheet

A meteorite might have slammed into the island as early as 12,000 years ago.

Pain, the self-fulfilling prophecy: When we expect something to hurt, it does

Mind over body.

How people use music as a sleeping aid

Music is free and doesn’t have negative side effects, unlike sleeping aid drugs.

Scientists zoom in on blood test for cancer

The test is quick and almost painless.

Neanderthal life wasn’t more violent than human life, new study suggests

Yet another similarity that Neanderthals share with humans.

Most people tend to mirror their mother’s number of romantic partners

Turns out most of us are just like our mothers.

Bacteria might be living inside the human brain

This could be a massive game changer.

We’re watching a ‘horror story’ in which the casualty is Earth’s wilderness

Only 23% of the world can now be considered wilderness.

The Earth is smack in the middle of a ‘dark matter hurricane’

And this could prove the perfect opportunity to identify the elusive form of matter.

Rising seas might mean more coral reef islands — if we don’t murder all the corals

We might get more ‘exotic’ if we dial down on the ‘extinction’.

Low-income countries use up to 16 times fewer antibiotics than wealthy countries, WHO report says

Antibiotic resistance seems to be driven by affluent countries.

Climate change caused the demise of flourishing Ancient civilization

There’s a lesson to be learned from today.