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Plumes spotted on Europa raise hopes that we can taste its ocean

We've caught Jupiter's icy moon spitting into space a second time - which means it could be easy for a future spacecraft to scoop up a sample and find life

Reality guide: Six radical ideas to change physics

Is all the universe vibrating strings? Or is information the most essential thing? All is up for grabs as we seek solutions for a fuller understanding of reality

US set to miss its emissions target under the Paris climate deal

The UN's Paris climate agreement looks will likely come into effect earlier than thought, but the US for one needs to do much more to honour its commitments

It's World Cassowary Day 2016

The cassowaries are here, and it's a shame that we know so little about them... -- Read more on

Coming Soon: TetZooCon 2016

We are but weeks away from the prime Tet Zoo–themed event of the year -- Read more on

Meet the Shreats

A quick look at the obscure, striped, worm-eating mice of the Philippines. -- Read more on

News from the World of Rabbits

In which we look at news from the world of rabbits -- Read more on

If Bigfoot Were Real

We have the Bigfoot vocalizations, we have the Bigfoot tracks, we have the Bigfoot DNA, right? Well… -- Read more on

The Biology of Sirens

Sirens build nests, have beaks, eat plants and have a history of "size shuffling"--they're incredible! -- Read more on

Bears in the Permian

Because biogeography happens --

Jasper, the Leucistic Raven

Leucistic animals have it all bad—or do they? -- Read more on

Reality guide: Six problems physics can’t explain

From the dark energy ripping the cosmos apart to the part consciousness plays in creating reality, quantum physics and cosmology retain many mysteries

Could sex hormones help addicted women stop taking opioids?

Women get addicted to some drugs more quickly than men, and may get stronger cravings. The sex hormone cycle seems to be involved, which could lead to treatments

World’s largest telescope array takes its deepest view yet

The ALMA array has checked out the iconic Hubble Ultra Deep Field, which contains 10,000 galaxies in a single image, to make the deepest millimetre-wavelength image of the sky

Body clock gene may help lethal spread of breast cancer

Shift work raises the risk of breast cancer, and now a gene associated with the body clock seems to makes its spread more likely in mice

You can see fracking’s impact on Earth’s surface from space

Fracking can cause the ground to rise – a change visible from space, which can now be used to predict where frack-induced quakes might strike

Should UK’s Royal Society host those who deny climate science?

The scientific society risks undermining some of its good work by hiring out its prestigious platform to people who should be ignored, says Michael Le Page

Kuwait lawyers fight world’s first mandatory DNA sampling law

All visitors to Kuwait and all Kuwaitis renewing their passports will soon be required to give DNA samples, prompting lawyers to fight for genetic privacy

The oil and gas we have already tapped will take us past 1.5°C

Fossil fuels already being exploited will take us past the dangerous 2°C warming level, exceeding the cap agreed at the Paris climate summit

The Stem-Mammals--a Brief Primer

Mammals are but the only surviving members of a far grander, older lineage -- Read more on

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