Jupiter’s moon Ganymede shows signs of “strike-slip” tectonic activity

This could, ultimately, help us look for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

Chili peppers may have antidepressant qualities

Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, eased depression symptoms in mice.

Neanderthal child was eaten by giant bird

Talk about a gruesome story — yikes!

2°C warming in Puerto Rico caused 60-fold crash in insect population

We need urgent climate action in order to avoid catastrophic ecosystem collapse.

Hundreds of dietary supplements are tainted with unlisted drugs

These pose “a serious public health risk.” Most are sexual enhancement, weight loss, and bodybuilding supplements.

World’s fastest camera captures 10 trillion frames per second

The unprecedented scale of imaging can record even the slightest changes in the behavior of light.

Scientists find oldest evidence of animal life in 660-million-year-old biomarkers

Ancient sponges were among the first animals that scientists have been able to identify.

Italy’s Mount Etna might soon collapse into the sea

Well this sure ain’t good news.

Archaeologists discover Roman-age burial site of “vampire-child”

Strap your seatbelts, it’s creepy time.

Stephen Hawking’s final paper suggests black holes store information about missing matter in ‘soft hairs’

The late physicist’s very last paper offers new insight into the black hole information paradox.

New 3D-printing process creates ligaments, tendons for transplant — paves the way for replacement organs

Print me a new me, please. Make me taller, too.

Fossil Friday: the tiniest, most adorable Tylosaurus skull ever found


American and Russian astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz launch

The incident adds more strain to already tense relations between the US and Russian space programs.

The brain replays memories as you sleep to make sure you don’t lose them

This is something worth remembering.
So, maybe, sleep on it a bit?

Why Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for Dental Health

Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash could save you a lot of trouble in the future.

Extinct giant flying squirrel sheds light on the evolution of the gliding rodents

The airborne mammals split from their tree clinging cousins much earlier than thought.

Search for alien life needs to be integral to NASA missions in the future, new report says

A Congress-mandated committee recommends that finding alien life becomes a priority for most NASA missions.

Small Somalian cavefish hints at mammals’ nocturnal ancestor

Things start to change when you’ve been living in the dark for millions of years.

Researchers build salivary gland from scratch — and it works

Who doesn’t want replacement organs?

It’s high time we moved past BMI — meet the metabolome

When it comes to obesity we need all the help we can get — and better tests are sure welcome.