Most objects in the asteroid belt come from a handful of wrecked ancient planets

Asteroids have families too.

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

This cutesy bot hides a lot of potential.

Uranus may have collided with a cosmic body twice the size of Earth, explaining its unusual tilt

The icy gas giant likely collided with a massive cosmic body about 4 billion years ago.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was 8 years ago. The ocean is still struggling to recover

The damage is still going.

Mongolian herders were the first horse dentists, 3,000 years ago

Horses continue to be central to Mongolian daily life even thousands of years later.

Owls perceive moving objects like we do, suggesting bird and human vision are quite similar

The findings suggest that this ability evolved before the human neocortex appeared.

Hawaii Authorities: Please don’t swim near erupting volcano

Shocking, really.

Air pollution seems to promote diabetes — even at officially ‘safe’ pollution levels

Don’t breathe too hard.

Astronomers capture first images of an exoplanet forming

All babies are adorable, right?

Many people ‘cherry-pick’ their genetic ancestry data tests

Another example of how people will choose to believe whatever they want.

We’re still far away from finding a limit to human lifespan

The study suggests that people who might reach the maximum human lifespan haven’t been born yet.

Researchers find rare hydrothermal vent off the coast of Portuguese islands

It’s one of the most unique ecosystems on Earth.

Scientists mapped how many places we spend our lives in — and the number is pretty small

What are your 25 places?

Indiana’s health officials warn of West Nile virus spotted in mosquitoes in Elkhart, Carroll County

There’s no need to panic, no human cases have yet been reported.

The Milky Way seems to be full of toxic ‘space grease’

The universe is stickier than scientists used to think.

Earth is much more rivery than we’ve suspected, satellite data reveals

Earth’s rivers cover an area roughly the size of Texas, the team reports.

New Caledonian crows can make tools from memory

The study suggests the crows learn by cultural transmission.

AI is starting to beat us at our favorite games: Dota2

AI killed the video game star.

Researchers use machine learning algorithm to detect low blood pressure during surgery

Technology enters the surgery room.

Congo’s Ebola outbreak is likely over, official confirmation to come in 21 days

“The most challenging and complex outbreak the country has ever had to face” is now over.