13 August 2020

A Spacetime Surprise: Time Isn’t Just Another Dimension

Should We Conserve Parasites? Apparently, Yes

Decolonising dermatology: why black and brown skin need better treatment

Hubble Finds Betelgeuse’s Mysterious Dimming Due to Traumatic Outburst

‘Crocodile tears’ are surprisingly similar to our own

How Life Could Continue to Evolve

For the wanderers who became the Aztecs history was a chorus of voices

The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Rare Color Photos from the German Front During World War I

Catastrophe drives evolution. But life resides in the pauses

‘Zombie’ Microbes Redefine Life’s Energy Limits

The Secret Life of Russia’s Remote Freedom Fighter

The Scramble to Pluck 24 Billion Cherries in Eight Weeks

The Secret SIMs Used By Criminals to Spoof Any Number

The millions being made from cardboard theft

12 August 2020

Landmark transplant in 1960s Virginia performed with heart stolen from a Black man

Making Sense of ‘One of the Most Baffling Animals That Ever Lived’

The Robot Scientists Are Coming. But That’s Not a Bad Thing

The Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Florence’s Wine Windows

A Washington town isolated from the U.S. is now cut off from Canada, too

A tiny ‘nation’ in outback Australia

Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

What To Do, Scientifically, When Everyone Is Wrong

This is the way the universe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang

Broken Cable Damages Arecibo Observatory

Mitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental Health

11 August 2020

Metamorphosis, explained

The Most Overhyped Planet in the Galaxy

A TV reporter learned she had cancer after a viewer sent her a concerned email

Inside the mind of an animal

Android is now the world’s largest earthquake detection network

Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Software Updates

Highly efficient process makes seawater drinkable in 30 minutes

100 years ago today, Charles Ponzi’s infamous (and ultimately eponymous) scheme began to unravel

Losing Beirut: On Life in a Shattered City

The Return of Anonymous

Weird ‘boomerang’ earthquake detected under the Atlantic Ocean

A “Gravity Suit” Could Protect Astronauts From the Dangers of Weightlessness

10 August 2020

Why Electric Cars Are Getting Louder

Roasted badger and raisin wine: historical cookbooks reveal surprising recipes

Discovering the Universe Through the World’s Largest Telescope

Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, hides an underground ocean

Tune in to the Tummy: Vladimir Zworykin’s Radio Pill

Dinosaurs Suffered From Cancer, Too

The nuclear mistakes that nearly caused World War Three