How much is a clean beach worth to you?

Putting a price on the environment isn’t easy, but it helps in order to save it.

The birth of forests helped drive two massive, ancient extinctions

They did not come in peace.

Dinosaur fossils are rich in microbes — and this might mean we won’t ever find dino proteins

There goes Jurassic Park!

Some Martian clouds are made of ground-up meteors

That’s pretty metal.

Cat muzzles: cruel or useful?

A popular accessory among cat owners that might do more harm than good.

Earliest merging galaxies observed more than 13 billion light-years away

The early universe was a wild place to be in.

Legal recreational marijuana wreaks havoc on illegal markets, study finds

Drug users seem not to like drug dealers that much — not if they have an alternative, anyway.

Boaty McBoatFace’s first mission reveals new warming mechanism in the Antarctic waters

More like Sciency McScienceFace!

Scientists explain the ‘snow globe effect’ of freezing soap bubbles

A mesmerizing YouTube trick finally gets naked in front of science.

Researchers develop very powerful but reversible glue — kind of like snail slime

If it’s icky but it works….

AI is better at diagnosing skin cancer than even some of the best human experts

We’re about to witness a paradigm shift in how diseases are being diagnosed.

The rulers of every important European state from 400 BC to present day, in one amazing video map

The rise and fall of empires in one epic animated map.

How a unique facial muscle makes those ‘puppy dog eyes’ irresistible to humans

Over the course of generations, humans have selected dogs that were better at communicating their feelings.

Cities from 9,000 years ago had pretty much the same problems as those of today, study finds

“Many of the challenges we have today are the same ones they had in Çatalhöyük — only magnified,” say the paper’s authors.

Monitoring Volcanic Craters with Infrasound “Music”

Volcanic craters act as giant horns that emit intense low-frequency sounds.

Microdosing LSD might not be all that great after all, says first controlled study

Some people swear by microdosing but the most reliable study so far suggests it does little to improve mood and productivity.

The naked mole-rat is impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should — what can we learn from it?

The naked mole-rat is perhaps one of the most bizarre beasts on the planet.

Scientists have a closer look at a vaccine for stress

In the future, humans might be protected by vaccines against stress like they are now from the flu.

Ceramics Trace a 14th Century Indonesian Tsunami

A tsunami-devastated region has a long historical precedent.

Table salt found on Jupiter’s satellite Europa, sparks debate about potential life

A crucial ingredient for life was found on Europa.