07 August 2020

Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was

The Native-American Origins of Gumbo

‘It took 32 years, but I finally found my kidnapped son’

Mysterious carvings and evidence of human sacrifice uncovered in ancient city

How Strong Were Ancient Humans? Modern-Day Athletes Are a Window to the Past

The Quest to Liberate $300,000 of Bitcoin From an Old Zip File

Mysterious ‘fast radio burst’ detected closer to Earth than ever before

The latest episode of Damn Interesting Week is available now: Bee Horror Movie

Chrysler’s Radical Space Shuttle Design Was 50 Years Ahead of Its Time

Your Romantic Ideals Don’t Predict Who Your Future Partner Will Be

Brain scientists haven’t been able to find major differences between women’s and men’s brains, despite over a century of searching

Scientists Create Unbelievably Bright Fluorescent Objects

Why Maps Are Civilization’s Greatest Tool

06 August 2020

Even before Hiroshima, people knew the atomic bomb

On the Great and Terrible Hurricane of 1938

When World War II Started, the U.S. Government Fought Against Victory Gardens

Can nuclear war be morally justified?

A century after the Halifax Explosion, Beirut tragedy hits close to home

Raphael’s face reconstructed to solve tomb mystery

Italian homes evacuated over risk of Mont Blanc glacier collapse

The endangered Mary River turtle sports a mohawk—made of algae

After Atomic Bombings, These Photographers Worked Under Mushroom Clouds

The Subtle Tricks Shopping Sites Use to Make You Spend More

Spacecraft of the Future Could Be Powered By Lattice Confinement Fusion

Why do humans prefer to mate in private?

Heavy atom spills its guts in decade-long experiment

An Epic, Planet-Scale Wave Has Been Hiding in The Toxic Clouds of Venus For Decades

A Poetic, Mind-Bending Tour of the Fungal World

Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects

The Hard Problem of Breakfast

75 years ago today an American bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima

These Japanese Lindberghs Made a 10,000 Mile-Flight in 1937

When we lived with death, mummies were medicine and paint

Extra DNA May Make Unlikely Hybrid Fish Possible

05 August 2020

Daughters of the Bomb: A Story of Hiroshima, Racism and Human Rights

Video: Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, possibly the best attack helicopter never made [17:06]

Video: Upscaled and stabilized footage of Apollo 16 “moon buggy” [2:47]

Strange lightning on Jupiter may be caused by ammonia snowballs

New cell-programming technology could help propel lab-grown meat into the mainstream

Scientists Found a New Kind of Star in Our Galaxy That Can’t Be Explained

How a Russian Defector Became a Warning from Moscow to London

The deal that saved Seychelles’ troubled waters

The Laughing-Gas Wars of London

For Sale: Shipwrecked Whisky That Spent Decades Underwater

Video: BBC Arabic journalist Maryem Taoumi was conducting an interview in Beirut when yesterday’s port explosion occurred