NASA discussing possible life-hunting mission to Enceladus

  The hunt for alien life could be centered on not one, but two gas...

Emails signed with black-sounding names less likely to receive...

  Your name could be a key factor when it comes to whether or not...

Meet Pentecopterus: The (newest) oldest known species of sea...

A previously undiscovered species of eurypterid, or sea scorpion, a more than 460 million...

Neptune will be the closest to Earth tonight!

Neptune comes closest to Earth today – but by close, we don’t actually mean...

Robot ape at Burning Man: Human race is no better than me

Burning Man festival is a huge coming together of artists in the desert, and so naturally it throws up a few weird projects. Enter...

bee caste

How honey bees get their jobs

Royal jelly, beebread, chemical castration, and a rigid “caste” system – it’s all going down in the honey bee...

raw osyters norovirus

Bad news: Raw oysters harbor and spread the norovirus

  This is some bad news for people who like to eat raw oysters: The mollusks have a knack for...

hangover cure

There's really no way to cure a hangover, study says

  Whether it’s a Whopper with cheese, a few large glasses of water, or a morning-after Bloody Mary, there’s really...