The Webb Space Telescope Will Rewrite Cosmic History. If It Works.

Scientists Say Mercury Could Be a ‘Relic’ of the Early Earth

Why Are Duolingo’s Sentences So Weird?

‘I woke up in ICU… and didn’t know what was real’

The Japanese Fishing Village That Vanished From Los Angeles

The lower 48 states are lacking in snow but Hawaii has a blizzard warning with 100 mph winds

The weirdest book in the world just turned 40. We talked to its creator.

On this day in 1958, a heavily modified airplane flew out of Las Vegas with a single objective: Don’t land.

China moon rover to investigate cube-shaped ‘mystery house’ object

Strange Things Happening in Earth’s Atmosphere: NASA Launches Rocket To Investigate Mysterious Area Above the North Pole

3 privately owned, commercial space stations get NASA funding

‘A mysterious sickness has control of my body. And I’m unsure if it will ever leave’

Damn Interesting Week BONUS Episode #1: Criminals Who Are Bad at Their Job

This week: 🌐 Fake crime websites, 🦠 stowaway cell structures, 🌠 secret meteorites, and more. Episode 100!

How we came to depend on the week despite its artificiality

Websites that charge fees to take down public mugshots are a multi-million dollar industry

Giant ‘phantom jellyfish’ that eats with mouth-arms spotted off California coast

International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk

Astronomers have found a new planet that’s mostly made of iron

How to Solve A Murder in Early 19th-Century London

A Lab of Her Own

People’s Choice: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Quantum Simulators Create a Totally New Phase of Matter

24-Year-Old Researches Treatment for Her Own Crippling Disease

A Man Grew a Tooth in His Nose

50 Years Ago, a Forgotten Mission Landed on Mars

How Smart Homes Alter Human Behavior

A 975-day nightmare: how the Home Office forced a British citizen into destitution abroad

Video: The Guy Who Figured Out How Snowflakes Work [18:48]

The Science of Mind Reading

When is a scientific experiment like a beautiful work of art?

Campaign to drill for the oldest continuous Antarctic ice core begins

On this day in 2008 a man with a fascinating brain passed away

Hiding in plain sight: How one of the country’s most-wanted fugitives led a quiet life in Lynnfield

Angkor: Asia’s ancient ‘Hydraulic City’

Arecibo Observatory: A year after telescope’s collapse, an icon gets continuing cleanup and a new documentary

The Biggest ‘Oh No’ Moment in the Solar System

A Hotel Housekeeper On Her Life and Work

Meet Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star [to our star]

Eruption of Vesuvius on Herculaneum ‘like Hiroshima bomb’

Found in a Candy Tin: One of the First Coins Struck in Colonial North America

How the CIA Took Over a Florida Island

My 2-year-old is under the weather today, so it’ll be a little slow around here

Why Vulture Bees Prefer Rotting Flesh Over Pollen

We Should Probably Talk About L’Oréal’s Dark Past

Video: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (full documentary) [1:53:17]

Will We Ever Eradicate COVID-19?

Can Bacteria Solve Our Plastic Pollution Problem?

Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course: Closest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes to Earth Ever Discovered

DNA of future deep-space explorers could become more ‘error prone’ in microgravity

A Utopia of Useful Things

Video: What Movies Teach Us About Mozart [9:47]

Hubble telescope restores 3rd instrument in slow return to operations

New review highlights cancer-crushing viruses

Who Owns a Recipe? A Plagiarism Claim Has Cookbook Authors Asking.

World’s first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say

NASA postpones ISS spacewalk because of debris

On this day in 1838 Wilhelm Von Osten was born—the future owner of a historic horse

What Impossible Meant to Richard Feynman

NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon by 2030