Note: The newsdesk is on hold until 16th August while our editor is on holiday.
Weird news stories
A study suggests the way our eyes move reveals a scary amount about what we feel inside – to the point where AI can predict somebody’s personality type simply by watching their eyes.
Is bright pink the new black? Well, not exactly, but it is the world’s oldest-known color, according to new research.
At least two research teams are engineering stem cells to include Neanderthal genes and growing them into “minibrains” that reflect the influence of that ancient DNA.
It looks like a normal tree, but in spring the plant reveals a patchwork of blossoms, which turn into an array of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months.
New microchips function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards. Once the chip is underneath your skin, you no longer need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a wallet.
New research joins the dots between zombie ants, an insect-world arms race and the search for new antibiotics.
Mary Frances Dondelinger creates bowls, vases, and statues that masquerade as the relics of a previously undiscovered civilization.
Industrial civilizations might have been around long before human ones ever existed — not just around other stars, but even on Earth itself.
When the world is an ashen wasteland, there’s a good chance naked mole rats will still be around to keep the cockroaches company.