Chinese AI outperforms humans in language comprehension test — the first time a machine ever has

011010…. Oh, wait, carbon-based life-form, I meant “Hello”.

Pet translator might enable humans to communicate with animals

Such a device could be ready within 10 years but not everyone is convinced it could work.

CT scans reveal the secrets of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur — and you can 3D print it for free

New technology, meet old fossils.

Paper strips recovered from Blackbeard’s ship reveals pirates liked voyage stories — at least, stuffed in their guns

The real booty be knowledge ya landlubbers!

Research of snakes’ straight-line movement could power the rescue bots of the future

Yessss, thissss issss good resssssearch.

A wolf has been spotted in Belgium for the first time in 100 years

The reintroduction of wolves to Europe has been quite successful so far.

The brain might trick most people into thinking they’re thinner than they actually are

We tend to average past experience, which might make a couple recent extra pounds seem like nothing.

Researcher busts common myths about email — and it will probably surprise you

It’s not that bad to check your email all the time — as long as it’s work-related.

Gene mutation doesn’t make women diagnosed with breast cancer more likely to die

A gene mutation that makes it likely for women to develop breast cancer doesn’t actually make the disease worse.

Cliffs of pure, blue water-ice spotted just below Mars’ surface

That’s a lot of water.

Biologists discover 18 new species of spiders — and they look just like pelicans

Though they might look goofy, these assassins are ruthless killers.

Tips for Staying Healthy as You Age

Simple things can make a big difference.

It will be illegal to boil lobsters alive in Switzerland

The new laws come in light of overwhelming evidence suggesting crustaceans can sense pain.

Duo of neural networks get within a pixel of reading our mind and re-creating what’s there

Extremely cool, extremely worrying.

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

Embedded inside the magazine is a redesigned ELISA pregnancy test.

Global warming is causing the largest sea turtle populations to turn female

This is a huge problem for sea turtles.

Other people can tell that you are sick from seeing your face

They can tell only 2 hours after infection.

Meteorites carrying both water and organic compounds point to an ocean world “seeding life” in the universe

Why spread your seed across the Earth when you can spread it across space?

Firehawks: In Australia, birds of prey are intentionally setting the forests on fire

There’s a new arsonist in town — one with wings instead of hands.

Giant, ancient bat discovered in New Zealand could walk on all fours

The extinct species offers a glimpse into New Zealand’s long-lost mammal fauna.