Reports from the forefront of scientific advancements, as well as off-the-beaten-path quirky stories about the strange things researchers do in the name of knowledge and truth. Also, funny hashtags nerds create on Twitter.

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a ton of creepy bugs
We're completely grossed out—and completely fascinated.
Former Blink 182 frontman and UFO enthusiast Tom DeLonge wants to go to space
You won't believe how much money he's raised.
The collision of 2 neutron stars gives space scientists a major breakthrough
It's the first time this cosmic event has been detected like this.
Scientists discover an ‘octopus city’ off the coast of Australia
Scientists gave this octopus city the perfect name.
Republicans distrust science news more than Democrats, study finds
Everyone thinks science journalism could use some work.
NASA astronauts capture ominous footage of Hurricane Irma from space
Photos from outer space capture the devastating reality of Hurricane Irma.
Let’s actually talk about the health effects of weed
Conventional wisdom is that smoking weed is essentially harmless, but what does the research actually say?
Google searches for ‘am I blind’ inevitably spike after people ignore eclipse warnings
The terms hit max popularity moments after the eclipse.
All of the total solar eclipses you can see in the U.S. in your lifetime
Mark your calendars, the next total eclipse is in fewer than 7 years.
Here’s how to watch the solar eclipse from the safety of your computer
Draw your shades and turn on your computer.