Smoking Pot May Make You More Prone To False Memories

As we’re all aware, weed makes us a bit forgetful. Say what? But a regular toke can also leave you more prone to remembering stuff that didn’t actually happen, according to new research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.


There Are At Least 11 Runaway Galaxies Screaming Across The Universe

Every now and then, astronomers spy a runaway star, one that’s hurling itself across its galaxy at breakneck speeds. But stars aren’t the only things that occasionally go beserker in the cosmic void: Galaxies themselves will sometimes depart home, never to return.


Sorry Trekkies, Tau Ceti Probably Doesn't Harbour Alien Life

The number of exoplanets that might harbour alien life grows every year. But now, astronomers now think we can check one of science fiction’s most beloved staples off the list: Tau Ceti.


This Tiny Shark Has Only Been Seen Once Before

This very small (and adorable) shark is only the second of its kind ever discovered, and he’s showing scientists how much we still have to learn about life under the sea.


The Minority Report Of Famine Prediction Knows Where To Send Aid

On a day spent dodging Periscope unboxings of Apple Watches on the other side of the country, it’s difficult to believe that there’s too little information in the world. But when it comes to life-and-death predictions of agriculture in Africa, our system is woefully inadequate, and the only hope is space.


Medical Robots Can Be Hacked During Surgery, Researchers Find

Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have just hijacked a teleoperated surgical robot, demonstrating major security weaknesses in the machines that may eventually replace a surgeon’s hands in hospitals worldwide. Yikes.


Apocalyptic Yellowstone Supervolcano Now 5.5 Times Larger

You know about the potentially world-ending supervolcano hiding under Yellowstone, right? Well, scientists just discovered a second magma chamber containing an additional 46,000 cubic kilometres of molten rock. Did we mention it’s “overdue” for eruption?


Happy 25th Birthday Hubble! Amazing Pics Of The Telescope's Construction

If it weren’t for the Hubble telescope, our selection of dope images for lock screens and desktop backgrounds would be far scantier. Thankfully, NASA’s omnipresent orbiter has been snapping celestial photos for a good quarter century — but its construction actually began way earlier, back in the late ’70s, continuing throughout the next decade.


Meteor Streaks Across The Sky And Leaves A Trail In The Shape Of A Z

Briefly: Photographer Sam Cornwell captured this awesome meteor streaking across the sky and discovered that it left a gnarly smoke trail in the shape of a Z before it disappeared. You can see the photos he took of the fireball of a meteor here.


Florida's Diverse Landscape Pictured From Space

This is a lovely view of Florida captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite, showing the structured geometries of agriculture in the north and the Everglades National Park in the south.