Photos: Extreme Drought in Southern China

A 225 million-year-old mammal is the oldest ever identified

On this day in 1934, a fire started aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle. But that was far from the end of the story.

The ‘walking’ statues of Easter Island

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Scientists Reveal How Tardigrades Can Survive Decades Without Water

Rare Scarab Beetle in Costa Rica Looks Like It’s Made from Chrome

Why the Pygmy Mammoth Stood at Just 5-Feet Tall

ZOO8: The forgotten story of the UK’s own ‘Woodstock 99’ moment, featuring a zoo in Kent

Escaped chimpanzee returns to Kharkiv zoo on keeper’s bicycle

How Eliot Ness Wound Up Hunting a Serial Killer in Cleveland

17 years ago today we at Damn Interesting posted our first story

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A memory prosthesis could restore memory in people with damaged brains

Hawaii’s ancient land management system

How the Inside of a Black Hole Is Secretly on the Outside

Latest image from JWST: Tarantula Nebula

Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence?

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America’s Surprisingly Gentle War on Rabid Raccoons

Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Was A Different Color Just 2,000 Years Ago

India to design, build reusable rocket for global market: ISRO

Scientists Just Found a New Kind of Synapse Hiding in The Brains of Mice

Scientists hope ‘world’s loneliest tree’ will help answer climate questions

Years after shuttle, NASA rediscovers the perils of liquid hydrogen

App detects COVID-19 in people’s voices with help of AI

This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine

WarWilding: a new word to describe the startling effects of using nature as a weapon

New Details Emerge About NASA’s Lab to House Martian Samples

Is the Psychedelic Therapy Bubble About to Burst?

The Hunt for Big Hail

A New, Non-Addictive Pain Killer With Fewer Side Effects

Russia’s war on Wikipedia

The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse

X-ray laser converts plastic into diamonds, recreating Uranus rain

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Ferns Are Super Weird – And Their Genomes Are Even More Chaotic Than We Thought

Not a wonderful world: Louis Armstrong tapes reveal how racism scarred his life and career

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These ant queens live 500% longer than workers. Now we know why.

Australian Signals Directorate 50-cent coin code cracked by Tasmanian 14yo in ‘just over an hour’

On this day in 1859 the Earth experienced the largest geomagnetic storm on record

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New fur for the quantum cat: Entanglement of many atoms discovered for the first time

Can We Predict Which Viruses Will Spread from Animals to Humans?

A Volcano Erupted Without Warning. Now, Scientists Know Why.

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What Happened to Anne Boleyn’s Heart?

Frank Drake, astronomer famed for contributions to SETI, has died

Pakistan’s Trucks Are Vibrant, Bedazzled Works of Art

What Happened to “America’s Stonehenge”?

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The Paradox of Fermi’s Paradox

What Canada’s Largest Art Heist Reveals about the Art World’s Shady Side

Mice in the Andes grow bigger on the rainier side of the mountains — and this could be a law of nature

The dangers of being over-confident

Monkees’ Micky Dolenz sues FBI over ‘secret dossier’ on band

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