We’ve done a lot of research into what it’ll take to live on Mars. But one activity has been frustratingly neglected: human reproduction. Here’s what we know about this surprisingly complex endeavour. 

Trees with ‘crown shyness’ avoid touching each other – and they make some nice-looking patterns in the process.

Forget navigating by the stars: next time you find yourself lost in the bush without a compass, grab yourself a cow. 

A Dictionary of Antarctic Slang

Sunday August 13, 2017

From ‘degomble’ to ‘greenout’ and ‘offensive potatoes’, Antarctic lingo really is its own unique ‘fingy’. This list breaks down the continent’s strange terminology.

We interviewed the now outgoing ‘planetary protection officer’ back in autumn. Read our profile of one of the strangest jobs on the planet here. 

Scientists have finally worked out why 2000-year-old Roman concrete is stronger than the modern stuff – and grows stronger every year.

The concept art makes it look like something from the far-flung future, but floating “micro-nations” are apparently just a few years away. Here’s where the first one is being built.

You don’t need to be an archaeologist to solve Stonehenge’s mysteries – you just need to build this tiny wooden model.

They mightn’t make it the nicest place to live, but Jupiter’s monstrous, Earth-sized cyclones sure look pretty. 

Your decedents are going to have a very different night sky above them, according to this video from the European Space Agency.