Using only light, scientists can manipulate memory — it’s called optogenetics

The future is here.

Scientists discover chemical that causes brain cancer cells to self-destructs

One of the deadliest cancers may have found its match.

Google just let an Artificial Intelligence take care of cooling a data center

This could save Google millions of dollars — and it also ushers in a new age of technology.

Natural preservatives are more effective and healthy than artificial preservatives

It’s a win-win!

Scientists spot traces of titanium in scorching hot planet’s atmosphere

The planet is almost as hot as the Sun.a

FDA says seriously, stop stealing your pets’ opioids

Apparently, this is a problem.

After a yearlong delay, FDA approves EpiPen generics

Not a second too soon.

Low-carb diets may be cutting years off your life, new study says

Low-carb diets endorsed by any celebrities might cause you to die earlier.

Deep brain stimulation might one day treat the worst cases of alcohol addiction

Alcohol can ruin lives. But now a novel type of surgery could help some of the most hopeless addicts.

Scientists show how a mineral could be used to suck CO2 from the atmosphere

This could be big.

Wheat’s genetic secrets could lead to better, more resilient crops

More food for less effort? Sign me up!

Ancient galaxies found in our cosmic neighborhood

The galaxies date from the so-called cosmic Dark Ages.

Tiny phytoplankton may be able to change the weather

Strength in numbers.

New pesticide found to be as harmful to bumblebees as used pesticides

We need a better solution.

Beautifully preserved 99-million-year-old beetle was early pollinator

Amber is an amazing time capsule.

Your lack of sleep might be the reason why you’re lonely

Get your good 8 hours of sleep, if you don’t like being lonely.

Nanoparticle treatment developed to scrub water clean of oil pollution

Nobody likes oil in their water.

Earth may have ‘mini-moons’ that could answer some interesting astronomy

The moon is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite, but it may be in the company of tiny asteroids trapped in the planet’s orbit.

DDT exposure in pregnant women linked to autism in offspring

Although the insecticide was banned decades ago, it still persists in the environment.

Mathematicians solve old mystery about spaghetti breaking

Here’s a question you never knew you wanted to answer.