What’s Down the Road for Silicon?

Video: How Engineers Widened The Suez Canal For Bigger Ships [51:25]

Why scientists think physics could be in for a reckoning

Explosion on a White Dwarf Star Observed for the Very First Time

Video: How Do Airports Keep Birds From Striking Planes? A Wildlife Expert Explains [7:03]

New US lab to create versions of atoms never recorded on Earth

If You Stand Like Superman or Wonder Woman, Would You Feel Stronger?

The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are. And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either.

Caesar’s favourite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off

Several Mysterious Human-Made Pits Have Been Revealed Near Stonehenge

Rikhter R-23: The cannon the Soviet Union sent into space

Potentially Alive 830-Million-Year-Old Organisms Found Trapped in Ancient Rock

How America Reached One Million Covid Deaths

Poisoned legacy: why the future of power can’t be nuclear

On this day in 1939 a five year old became the youngest mother in recorded history

Why Ukraine’s undersized military is resisting supposedly superior Russian forces

Thomas Jefferson was a proponent of open migration. But who qualified as a refugee?

Amalthea: Facts about Jupiter’s unusual inner moon

Explaining the Mechanics of a Bird’s Nest

An Alaskan Volcano Is Overdue to Erupt, And We May Finally Know What’s Stopping It

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Video: The woman who brought female representation to games [15:00]

Dogs, the Four-Legged Crime-Fighters of Paris

Promising early results from largest-ever trial testing LSD for anxiety

Have Scientists Designed the Perfect Chocolate?

Video: The world’s biggest wave, explained [17:25]

Doomed To Collide: Astronomers Announce Discovery of Supermassive Binary Black Holes

The people who ‘danced themselves to death’

The Biggest Potential Water Disaster in the United States

No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

Couple in India sue son for not giving them a grandchild

This Lead-Lined Locomotive Hauled Experimental Nuclear Reactors

Why are there continent-sized ‘blobs’ in the deep Earth?

Spot the difference: the invincible business of counterfeit goods

‘I met the most famous bomb-sniffing dog in Ukraine.’

Video: An in-depth explanation of how radio astronomers imaged the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole [19:46]

Remembering the Unsung Egyptians Who Helped Discover King Tut’s Tomb

Twenty-year search for Rwanda genocide suspect ends in Zimbabwe grave

DeafBlind Communities May Be Creating a New Language of Touch

We Were Here: How advanced civilizations could leave us a message of their presence

‘How My Fitness Tracker Turned Me Against Myself’

Computer Scientists Prove Certain Problems Are Truly Hard

Video Shows Houses Collapsing Into the Ocean as North Carolina’s Coastline Erodes

Young brain fluid improves memory in old mice

Fastest-ever logic gates could make computers a million times faster

Researchers Grew Tiny Plants in Moon Dirt Collected Decades Ago

Iron Age arrow found on Norway mountain still has feather fletching on it

So You Want to Be a Bootlegger

China finds world’s best-preserved duck-billed dinosaur embryos

Forgetting the apocalypse: why our nuclear fears faded

Astronomers capture first image of black hole at center of Milky Way

Why Are Watches Usually Set to 10:10 in Advertisements?

Video: Why LA Destroyed Its World-Class Transit System [8:34]

The UK landscape that hid a criminal enterprise

‘Machine Scientists’ Distill the Laws of Physics From Raw Data

Spider uses film of air to hide underwater for over half an hour

A Pair of Twins Grew Up in Different Countries, Then Scientists Compared Them

The revealing junk of abandoned Soviet nuclear bases

Today’s H1N1 flu–commonly known as the swine flu–appears to be a direct descendent of the flu virus that caused the 1918 pandemic

A passenger with no flying experience landed a plane at a Florida airport after the pilot became incapacitated