Flying insect biomass decreased by 75 percent over 27 years in nature reserves

We’re responsible and it’s up to us to clean up the mess.

Wolves are better team players than dogs, study reveals, casting doubt on our view of domestication

A wild streak makes them better at cooperating, the team reports.

Some cognitive training games can really boost the brain

One cognitive test widely used in research can improve working memory. The training won’t make you smarter, though.

Evidence keeps pilling up in favor of the mysterious Planet Nine

A ninth planet 10 times bigger than Earth might be lurking far away within the solar system.

China’s first space station is about to come crashing down on Earth, and we don’t really know where

No reason to worry, just an 8-ton space station crashing down on Earth.

Stress could be as harmful to your gut’s health as junk food

Stress can trigger changes in the bacterial colonies that occupy the gut, similarly to obesity.

Gravitational waves show us how gold is formed

I was never really a fan of gold, but knowing where it originates somehow makes it much more beautiful.

Dutch design student creates wonderful packaging alternative to help save the environment

Simple, elegant, efficient. Awesome!

Why the gravitational waves splashed by the merger of two dying stars spells a revolution in astronomy

This was an amazing week in science — with much more to come.

Netherlands announces plans to phase out coal plants by 2030, puts coal’s future in Europe at doubt

More like Nether-nocoalburninghere-lands.

Quantum technology of spinning black holes

Are black holes trying to tell us something?

Big-brained cetaceans have “marine-based cultures” similar to those of humans, study reveals

They only need thumbs to rule the oceans!

Americans vastly overestimate the size of the gay minority in the USA, and this could influence gay rights

According to the most recent surveys, Americans generally overestimate the size of the country’s homosexual community six-fold.

Magic mushrooms relieve depression symptoms by ‘reseting’ brain

Patients reported feeling ‘reset’ or ‘rebooted’. Their depression symptoms improved immediately after taking the drug.

Researchers identify brain patterns associated with learning to improve teaching, fight Alzheimer’s

We’re learning about learning!

Venezuela to become the first country to lose its glaciers to global warming

Things are not looking good in Venezuela.

Monster solar flare could wipe out our electric infrastructure within next 100 years

It happened before and it could happen again rather soon. Damage to power grids, satellites, and communications could amount to $10 trillion.

Newfoundland settled multiple times by unrelated groups of people in the last 7,700 years, study reveals

A very cosmopolitan island.

Complete wipeout: Just two penguin chicks survive from a colony of 40,000

Researchers are now trying to establish a protected area for the colony.

“Apocalyptic” Red Sun phenomenon in UK triggered by Hurricane Ophelia, forest fires, and dust from the Sahara

The red Sun is not dangerous, but the hurricane is!