Study: Around age 13, kids’ brains shift from focusing on their mothers’ voices to favor new voices, driving teens to separate from their parents

‘My Daughter Is Trapped Under Five Feet of Snow’

The awake ape: Why people sleep less than their primate relatives

The universe could stop expanding ‘remarkably soon’, study suggests

‘This Chinese EV Sells At Just Over $5,000. So We Tried It’

Video: After 15,000 years, it’s waking up [17:08]

Russians plunder $5M farm vehicles from Ukraine — to find they’ve been remotely disabled

Saturn’s weird moon Titan looks a bit like Earth, and scientists might finally know why

Strange Galactic Signal Coming From the Center of the Galaxy Has Potential New Explanation

The Hollywood Madam Who Just Wanted to Sing

Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads

Fracking Boom Turns Texas Into the Earthquake Capital of the U.S.

A margarine heir vowed to give away his $25M fortune in 1970. It didn’t go as planned

Rodney King’s Finest Hour

Study: They’re All Good Dogs, and It Has Nothing to Do With Their Breed

Russia Will Quit International Space Station Over Sanctions

Experience: ‘I bake recipes I find on gravestones’

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Pepto-Bismol compound’s structure unveiled after 120 years

Cold showers: a scientist explains if they are as good for you as Wim Hof (the ‘Iceman’) suggests

‘I feel your pain’: confessions of a hyper-empath

Your Smartphone’s Selfie Cam Can See a Lot by Capturing Reflections in Your Pupils

Do we have bacteria that live in our blood?

Archaeologists Discover Temple in Egypt Inspired by Greek God Zeus

Are the Great Lakes Really Inland Seas?

The Spanish city where water defies gravity

These meteorites contain all of the building blocks of DNA

Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan

The instability at the beginning of the solar system: Does it portend an undiscovered planet?

World’s smallest gears measure mere nanometers to power molecular machines

Nikola Tesla told him: “Bury your Findings until Humanity is Ready”

One-way superconducting diode has massive implications for electronics

Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light

An Interstellar Meteor Crashed to Earth. This Astronomer Wants to See If It’s Aliens.

Video: How an Architect Redesigns NYC Streets [7:24]

James Webb telescope completes optical alignment, ready for final instrument calibration phase of commissioning

Russia deploys trained dolphins at Black Sea naval base, satellite images show

Balloon detects first signs of a ‘sound tunnel’ in the sky

Two-inch diamond wafers could store a billion Blu-Ray’s worth of data

Handy Mnemonics: The Five-Fingered Memory Machine

Skulls at Mexico ‘crime scene’ were sacrificial remains from AD900

How Automation Made America Work Harder

Creed Bratton Has a Story to Tell

Antonin Personnaz’s Autochrome Dreams Of Early 20th Century France

Why we need to stop thinking about parents, offspring and sex when we try to understand how life reproduces itself

The last phone boxes: broken glass, cider cans and – amazingly – a dial tone

New Zealand’s town that needs a passport

Mars Helicopter Flies Over NASA Wreckage

Video: Why a Billionaire Tried to Stop This Bridge [7:22]

An Heir, a $25 Million Giveaway and 30,000 Unopened Letters

World’s Oldest Person, Kane Tanaka of Japan, Dies at 119

Photos: Two Months of War in Ukraine

Video: Why Car Crash Tests Need A Crucial Update [9:30]

Here’s How Martian Explorers Could Best Produce Electricity on the Red Planet

‘Bossware is coming for almost every worker’: the software you might not realize is watching you

Heatwave in India breaks records, still worsening

Breakthrough Discovery of the One-Way Superconductor

Researchers develop a paper-thin loudspeaker

Workers discover ‘unprecedented’ Phoenician necropolis in southern Spain