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This Might Be World's First Polluted River

It's no surprise to anyone that humans pollute their waterways—it's kind of what we do—but now it appears we've been doing it a lot longer than you probably thought. In a study published this month in Science of the Total Environment, researchers say they've found evidence of a...

Marijuana Extract May Help Treat Severe Epilepsy, New Studies Show

A compound found in marijuana may help reduce seizures in people with some types of epilepsy, new research suggests.

How socializing led proto-humans to develop language and culture

Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar describes how the growing social brain changed humans The post How socializing led proto-humans to develop language and culture appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Space Photos of the Week: Mosey on Down to the Star Bar

Space photos of the week, November 28 — December 2, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Mosey on Down to the Star Bar appeared first on WIRED.

A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study Mars

Antarctic researchers test their ideas about how humans could live on Mars. But these windows into life on the red planet could be closing. The post A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study Mars appeared first on WIRED.

Shrooms: 5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

A study suggesting that magic mushrooms have a place in the cancer ward and a surprise find under a Mexican supermarket were among the discoveries of the week: Magic Mushrooms Had Big Effect on Cancer Patients : Two studies of cancer patients with symptoms of depression and anxiety suggest that a...

Stop Saying Art Will Flourish Under Trump

Art created in opposition may be smart, but we shouldn't see it as a silver lining. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Congressional Tweet About 'Disgraceful' Article Ignores Science

An article casting doubt on climate change that was promoted in a tweet from the U.S. House of Representatives' science committee is "extremely misleading" and "disgraceful," climate scientists told Live Science.

An Imposing Egyptian Queen, Survived Only By Her Knees

After years of speculation, researchers have proven that a pair of mummified knees found in Egypt's Valley of the Queens once belonged to Queen Nefertari, wife of Ramses the Great. The partial legs are all that remain of the legendarily beautiful Nefertari, who was buried in a lavish tomb during Egypt's 19th Dynasty, around the 13th century B.C. Show More Summary

Castaway Ghost Spiders Flew to Robinson Crusoe Island

Scientists studying these airborne arachnids have discovered at least three new species in the remote Pacific, a new study says.

Reel Big: 112-Pound Catfish Caught in North Carolina

A man caught and released a massive catfish, just 5 lbs. shy of the state record.

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