21 February 2020

Was this iconic World War II photo staged? Here’s the heroic true story.

Why do people believe con artists?

Want to Look Inside a Brain? With Transparent Organs, You Can

African killifish may hold key to stopping ageing in humans

The first black U.S. senator lived an extraordinary life

Photos: The Great Sphinx of Giza Through the Years

Antarctica’s Ice, the One War That the Human Species Can’t Lose

If your cash gets damaged, this Treasury team will make sure it’s not a lost cause

Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech

Video: Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos [1:53:16]

Our latest episode of Damn Interesting Week is out now!: The Marshmallow Test

‘Radical Change’ Needed After Latest Neutron Star Collision

Physicists grab individual atoms in groundbreaking experiment

Inside X, Google’s top-secret moonshot factory

20 February 2020

Blame It on The Tape: A Behind-the-Scenes Oral History of the Rise and Fall of Milli Vanilli

If you Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V’d today, you have this guy to thank

What combing through Weird Al’s catalog reveals about 40 years of pop

Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning for first time

The Strange Case of the Stanford LSD Stabbing

What Exoplanet Is Closest to Earth?

Japan’s space agency moving ahead with Phobos lander mission

Photos: Homeless in Siberia—Surviving the Winter

Auto Executive Carlos Ghosn on His Risky Escape from Japan

One of the Pentagon’s First Hypersonic Weapons Will Ride on Submarines

What makes something ironic?

The World’s Largest Bottle of Wine Just Spilled in Austria

Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source than we thought

A Huge Discovery in the World of Viruses

These scientists want to make real cheese without the cow

18-hour year planet on edge of destruction

The fight to preserve a 44,000-year-old painting

When Transplant Organs Go Missing in Transit

The conversation about American torture is 400 years old

The 19th-Century Nurse Who Was Secretly a Serial Killer

Is this Nefertiti’s tomb? Radar clues reignite debate over hidden chambers

Reducing noise below the sound of silence

There could be meteors traveling at close to the speed of light when they hit the atmosphere

Two Black Holes Are Merging at the Center of a Distant Galaxy

The Great Buenos Aires Bank Heist

Aging Is a Communication Breakdown

19 February 2020

Want to Be Taller? Radical Surgery Permanently Extends Your Legs.

How 1500 bytes became the MTU of the internet

The City of Nashville Built a Full-Scale Replica of the Parthenon in 1897, and It’s Still Standing Today

Extreme weather threatens one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring waterfalls

Searching for Dark Matter With Quantum Computers, One Blip of Light at a Time