Contrary to ‘propaganda’ myths, migrants are actually good for a country’s health and economy, new study reports

Think migrants are bad? Think again, science says.

After millions of tests, researchers find the most promising compounds against malaria

This is far from being a final drug, but it’s still extremely exciting.

China launches new rover aimed for the dark side of the moon

The natural satellite, not the 1973 album by Pink Floyd. Sadly.

Research identifies a gene that makes our brains (and those of primates) unique

Smarts, we got’em!

Researchers repurpose wasp venom peptides as antibiotics

Finally, a use for wasps.

InSight beams back first recording of Martian wind

It sounds like a flapping flag.

Archaeologists find 50,000 year-old tiara, made from wooly mammoth ivory

It’s still beautiful to this day.

WHO says tackling climate change will reduce infectious diseases and save millions of lives

Countries need to account for health in all cost-benefit analyses of climate change mitigation.

Nutritional study taking a jab at “Joy of Cooking” withdrawn — among many others

There’s still some joy in cooking.

Young Hawaiian seals are showing up with eels stuck in their noses — and we’re not really sure why

Sure you’ve had bad days, but have you had an ‘eel up your nose’ day?

Novel AI can master games like chess and Go by itself, no humans needed

How do you spell “checkmate” in binary?

Microplastics found in the guts of all sea turtles across the oceans

More than 100 turtles were tested — all had synthetic fibers in their guts.

Scientists find oldest evidence of black plague in 5,000-year-old human remains

The remains of a 20-year-old woman found in Sweden may help scientists retrace the origin of the deadly disease.

252 million years ago, climate change nearly wiped out life on Earth; something similar is happening today

If this sounds a bit alarming… it should.

New AI solves most Captcha codes, potentially causing a “huge security vulnerability”

Please prove that you are human.

Christmas dinner launched towards the ISS

It’s hearty space food.

Geckos can walk on water: here’s how (with a video)

Another mystery solved my science!

The Large Hadron Collider shut down for upgrades — until 2021

This time, it’s all going according to plan

Finland’s 100-year gift to itself: a beautiful, futuristic, and free library

What better gift could there be?

Ichthyosaur may have had blubber, which means the ‘sea monster’ may have been warm-blooded

Blubber is extremely rare among reptiles.