On this day in 1973 two professional baseball players decided to swap lives

Tintern ‘secret’ medieval tunnel system found by accident

Antarctica Is Crammed With Abandoned ‘Ghost’ Stations

Alien ‘super-Earth’ may offer clues about atmospheres on distant worlds

Scientists still stuck on Betelgeuse antics a year after strange dimming episode

Insect-Size Flying Robots Could Help On Rescue Missions, MIT Scientist Says

On this day in 1950 a remarkable man passed away—the man who was a dwarf and a giant

Consciousness Is Just a Feeling

A potential model for a real physical warp drive

Troll Research Station: how to operate an airport in Antarctica

That Is Not How Your Brain Works

New original Damn Interesting article/episode by Holly Barker: A Blight on Soviet Science

How some people can end up living at airports for months

SpaceX’s Starship Prototype Landed Without Crashing. Then It Exploded.

Why is electroshock therapy still a mainstay of psychiatry?

Octopuses can feel pain both physically and abstractly

‘I-5 Strangler’ found strangled to death in his cell in California prison

Video: SpaceX Starship nails the landing on the latest high-altitude flight test [14:46]

The Story of Pan Am’s First Black Stewardesses

What Happens if Perseverance Finds Life on Mars?

10 virtual tours of spectacular buildings around the world

Decades of research reveals very little difference between male and female brains

The explosive (and inclusive) potential of NFTs in the creative world

How US nuclear missiles found a base in Scotland

Stockton’s Basic-Income Experiment Pays Off

If You Transplant a Human Head, Does Its Consciousness Follow?

Extinct atom reveals the long-kept secrets of the solar system

Mars: Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends stunning images

A Cephalopod Has Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children

Imaginary Numbers May Be Essential for Describing Reality

Fossil scan of Little Foot sheds light on human origins

Glow-in-the-dark sharks found off New Zealand coast

People Literally Don’t Know When to Shut Up–or Keep Talking–Science Confirms

Connecticut yard sale bowl turns out to be 15th-century Chinese artifact

NASA’s latest Mars rover has the same processor as an iMac from 1998

Scientists increase worm’s lifespan by 500%

‘Sexism stands at the door’: 11 female film-makers written out of mainstream Hollywood history

The Most Murderous Mammals: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science

‘I’ve Lost My Identity’: On the Mysteries of Foreign Accent Syndrome

OCD Is Not a Joke

Statistics Postdoc Tames Decades-Old Geometry Problem

How Statistics Can Validate Our Beliefs… or Trick Us

How One of the World’s Wettest Major Cities Ran Out of Water

Hidden Egyptian handbook reveals secrets of mummification

Video: Pocket Computers from the 1980s [23:27]

15 months in Antarctica alongside 10,000 emperor penguins

The rich vs the very, very rich: the Wentworth golf club rebellion

Lab-grown black hole behaves just like Stephen Hawking said it would

Scientists find way to read priceless letters sealed 300 years ago and never opened

We have too many jellyfish, so scientists want to cover them in chocolate

‘Superhero’ delivery driver catches toddler falling from 12th-floor balcony in Vietnam

Video: How Do Microbes Pee? [8:39]

With dozens of felines turning up dead around London, a pair of pet detectives set out to prove it was the work of a serial killer

Video: Inside a Covid I.C.U., Through a Nurse’s Eyes [15:09]

Here’s Everything We Know About Skunk Works’ Secretive ‘Speed Racer’ Program

After 35 Years, the Murder of Two Teenagers Still Haunts a City—and True Crime Writers

A trio of imaging techniques brings new insight into how neurons work

Invisible “dark matter” stars may explain puzzling gravitational waves

Watch the Trippy, First-Ever Footage of a Time Crystal

Life, the Universe, and ‘Oumuamua