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This Global Map Shows You How Nature Benefits You Directly

The map displays how people all over the world receive benefits from the environment, and who is most likely to lose them due to land use issues and the climate crisis.


Watch Genius Pigs Use Tools in a Scientific First

We already knew pigs are pretty smart, and now scientists have observed our porcine friends using tools for the first time.


Scientists Engineered Bacteria to Produce Huge Amounts of Psilocybin

The bacterial strain can produce more of the psychoactive compound in "magic mushrooms" than any other organism to date.


Our Solar System Might Have a Black Hole From the Dawn of the Universe

This alternate explanation for 'Planet Nine,' proposed by scientists in a new paper, poses some fundamental questions like: Should we visit it?


Europe's Space Agency Wants People to Live Inside Moon Caves

The agency wants input on how to send robots to the Moon to explore the virtually unseen caves, which could one day shelter humans.


The Smallest Fossilized Monkey Ever Is the Size of a Hamster

Parvimico materdei lived about 18 million years ago in what is now the Peruvian Amazon.


Scientists Just Uncovered Wild Details About How Our Modern Galaxy Formed

The European Gaia spacecraft unveils new details about a cataclysmic collision in our galaxy’s distant past.


Watch China's Space Station Fall to Earth

The 34-foot long spacecraft was mostly destroyed during reentry on Friday, though some debris fell into the South Pacific sea.


Planting ‘Billions of Trees’ Isn’t Going to Stop Climate Change

A popular study claims that reforestation could fix climate change, but is that true?


Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia

A polluted lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.


Scientists Reveal Hidden Genetic Processes that Cause Sex Changes in Fish

The bluehead wrasse uses a "best of both worlds" mating strategy that involves morphing from female to male.


How Humans Will Bring the Internet to Space

In the future, orbiters, rovers, deep space probes, and even human space habitats will be nodes on the internet of things.