If Only 19th-Century America Had Listened to a Woman Scientist

The Disease Detective

The empty office: what we lose when we work from home

New article/episode by Alan Bellows: The Traveler and His Baggage

Sick of dangerous city traffic? Remove left turns

Scientists recreate Jupiter’s possible helium rain in the lab

The hugest dinosaurs may have been clumsy on land, because they probably evolved in water

South Africa’s language spoken in 45 ‘clicks’

Video: Why the US government murdered Fred Hampton [18:12]

Encoding, Storing, Retrieving: How Memory Works

What the Heck Is a Pneumonia Front?

Did Paying a Ransom for a Stolen Magritte Painting Inadvertently Fund Terrorism?

Record-breaking entanglement project brings us closer to a quantum internet

A Journey to the Northernmost Tree in Alaska

43 years ago, a skyscraper architect realized that a terrible mistake had been made

The US military is starting to get really interested in Starship

Winners of the 2021 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

Emma Coronel Aispuro: The rise and fall of a drug kingpin’s wife

Home Security Systems: Are They Really Helpful, or Security Theater?

A pandemic upside: The flu virus became less diverse, simplifying the task of making flu shots

“African-elephant noses, the team found, can inhale air at speeds of more than 335 miles per hour”

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Curiosity rover searches for salt on Mars

The truth about lying

How the ‘Wandering Meatloaf’ Got Its Rock-Hard Teeth

Video: The truth behind the €1 houses from Italy [08:33]

The FBI thought it had found a high-value informant who could help solve big cases. What it got instead was lies, betrayal, and murder.

Banks’ Own Private Currencies in 19th-Century America

How Big Tobacco Set the Stage for Fake News

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Shows Us What Cloudy and Colorful Days on Mars Look Like

The fascinating science of pleasure goes way beyond dopamine

How unconscious forces control our actions

Is the Hubble constant not…Constant?

‘I’m a Physicist Who Searches for Aliens. U.F.O.s Don’t Impress Me.’

Mars: Nasa’s Perseverance rover’s first 100 days in pictures

Trials begin on lozenge that rebuilds tooth enamel

The Mafia from the mountains

Ancient coral reveals world’s slowest earthquake lasted 32 years

Spectacular Image Captured by Hubble Shows a Strangely Contorted Spiral Galaxy

Making Sense of the Great Whip Spider Boom

Orbital debris strikes ISS robotic arm, leaves a mark

Francis Bacon’s Frightening Beauty

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NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’

Neutrinos were caught interacting at the Large Hadron Collider

Joanna Koerten’s Scissor-Cut Works Were Compared to Michelangelo

Poe’s Best-Selling Book During His Lifetime Was a Guide to Seashells

How iceberg lettuce wedged its way into American culture

All-Canadian team completes successful expedition to the top of Canada

New state of matter unlocks a secret of perovskite solar cells

The woman who walked around the world

Milky Way photographer of the year 2021

This week: Extra thumbs, tardigrade bullets, animal laughter, and more

How the Belarus-Ryanair Incident Changed the World

Galapagos tortoise species returns from “extinction” after 115 years

Site in Syria could be world’s oldest war memorial, study finds

Mars Helicopter Lands Safely After Serious In-Flight Anomaly

Inside Citizen’s Dangerous Effort to Cash In On Vigilantism

The Real Story of All Those Crazy Recording Devices Nixon Insisted on Installing in the White House

Your Gym Teacher Was Wrong — You Don’t Have to Stretch Before Working Out