Our curation is going to be a hot mess for a week or two owing to omicron concerns and child care. We’re all doing our best.

Lion Bones Are Popping Up in Some Very Unexpected Places

Women 32% more likely to die after operation by male surgeon, study reveals

This Metal-Rich, Potato-Shaped Asteroid Could Be Worth $10 Quintillion

Inside psychogenic death, the phenomenon of “thinking” yourself to death

Student sleuths: Scotland’s undergraduate-led cold case unit

What a Shipwreck’s Tree Rings Reveal

Microbes: Ocean-dwelling species produces oxygen in a way we have never seen before

A Zimbabwean archaeologist reimagines the story of a momentous African civilisation

Prehistoric Rock Art ‘Irreparably Damaged’ by Vandals, Officials Say

If you have a date in Turkey she’ll be waiting in Türkiye

The Global Race for a Centuries-Old Shipwreck and Its Billion-Dollar Treasures

Awe: The ‘little earthquake’ that could free your mind

‘The Pandemic Brought Our Family’s Harasser Out Of Retirement. Here’s How We Finally Caught Him.’

Can Synthetic Palm Oil Help Save the World’s Tropical Forests?

Video: Linoleum flooring is cool, actually [6:44]

Boeing’s New Hypersonic Aircraft Concept Reaches Speeds of Mach 5

Study suggests new cause of Down syndrome: cells linked to aging

The Right to Potential: On the Dramatic History of Women’s Elite Running

Turkmenistan plans to extinguish vast gas crater fire dubbed ‘Gateway to hell’

800-Year-Old Rare Arabic-inspired Chess Piece Discovered in Norway

James Webb Space Telescope unfolds its giant mirror in space

‘They got the lot’: the mystery of the biggest bank heist in Australia’s history

The Western drought is revealing America’s ‘lost national park’

Treasure trove of 2,000 fossils reveals life in Australia’s prehistoric rainforest before it turned into desert

‘Mysterious Hut’ Spotted on Far Side of the Moon Is a Huge Disappointment

Soldier’s second world war letter to his mother delivered after 76 years

Eight Women Astronomers You Should Know

Horned ‘Viking’ helmets were actually from a different civilization, archaeologists say

Video: Truck spends three days dangling over China cliff [00:48]

This week: ⚰️ Digital mummies, 🦌 Bambi gets political, 🐹 Inebriated hamsters, and more!

The Physics of the James Webb Space Telescope

Scientists step up hunt for ‘Asian unicorn’, one of world’s rarest animals

Weird structures near Earth’s core may be scars from a primordial interplanetary collision

Stars from ancient cluster found in the Milky Way

717-gigapixel photo shows Rembrandt masterpiece in unprecedented detail

Bottling the smell of happiness to help treat depression

F.B.I. Arrests Man Accused of Stealing Unpublished Book Manuscripts

Scientists watch gigantic star explode after ominous goodbye

Lithium batteries’ big unanswered question

Astronomers Discover One of The Biggest Structures Ever Seen in The Milky Way

Supernovae and life on Earth appear closely connected

Natural History, Not Technology, Will Dictate Our Destiny

Notes From the End of a Very Long Life

Physicists watch as ultracold atoms form a crystal of quantum tornadoes

Video: This amazing HD video is the last view we’ll ever have of the James Webb Space Telescope [02:57]

Astronomers Spot a Mystery Object Spewing Dust in Space

The surprising history of credit cards: How this tech has evolved and where it’s headed


In the footsteps of the women who escaped a Nazi death march

How Dead Whales Seem to Connect Deep-Sea Life

What Makes Group Decisions Go Wrong. And Right.

Life after Deepwater Horizon: the hidden toll of surviving disaster on an oil rig

For more than half a century, the people of Easter Island lived under an oppressive colonial regime. Then a schoolteacher sparked an unlikely revolution.

There Was Less Lightning During COVID Lockdowns, Research Finds

Italian mafia boss caught after Google Maps sighting in Spain

Stars may form 10 times faster than thought

The Bug That Saved California

Video: What Goes Into Running The World’s Richest Resort? [1:06:43]

How cybercriminals turn paper checks stolen from mailboxes into bitcoin