On this day in 1979 two families executed an ambitious and dangerous plan to escape from authoritarian East Germany

The round homes that can last centuries

NASA Has a New Target Date to Launch SLS Megarocket

Strange Phenomenon on Sun Imaged by Solar Orbiter for First Time – Mystery Solved

Here’s Why Car Wheels Are So Flat These Days (And No, It’s Not Just Aerodynamics And Styling)

The Magnus Carlsen Chess Scandal, Explained

‘Dinosaur mummy’: Researchers believe they found one of the best preserved dinosaurs ever

Draft Riots, Tammany Hall, and a Fire at Barnum’s Museum: The Birth of the NYC Fire Department

As Tokamaks Get Hotter, Scientists Must Control the Unruly Plasma Inside

Who Is the Woman Haunting A.I.-Generated Art?

Is your gas stove bad for your health?

Did Photography Really Kill Portrait Painting?

A History of the Breast Pump

Humans And Cockatoos Are Embroiled in an Escalating ‘Arms Race’ in Australia

Was It Ever Possible For One Person To Read Every Book Ever Written (in English)?

Evidence suggests Wikipedia is accurate and reliable. When are we going to start taking it seriously?

How AI Transformers Mimic Parts of the Brain

Why Do So Many Kids Need Glasses Now?

The Japanese craft that helps us heal

Earth Could Be Even More Habitable. We’d Just Need to Shift Jupiter’s Orbit

NASA ready for landmark planetary defense test

The mysterious balancing stones on frozen lakes

‘I Went to Trash School’

What is ball lightning?

Webb telescope captures ‘breathtaking’ images of Orion Nebula

This Man Is Trying to Put Mirrors in Space to Generate Solar Power at Night

For the First Time, These Incredible New Images of the Sun Reveal Its Mysterious Chromosphere

The Mushrooms That Ate Luke Perry

These vintage photos show what air travel looked like between 1930s to 1950s

Did humans domesticate plants, or did they domesticate us?

Video: Bacteria That Only Want To Head North [10:08]

Nebraska Man Makes World’s Longest Journey by Pumpkin Boat

Johnson & Johnson and a New War on Consumer Protection

They built a Minecraft crypto empire. Then it all came crashing down

Air pollution cancer breakthrough will rewrite the rules

Gut Feelings: How Does Intuition Work, Anyway?

Physicists Just Entangled A Pair of Atomic Clocks Six Feet Apart

Video: Spirit of Liberation – The Liberation of Europe 1944-45 | For the first time in color & HD [1:33:11]

What Kind of Extraterrestrial Life Should We Be Searching For?

Video: Backing away from an elephant charge [0:31]

How an enormous project attempted to map the sky without computers

A newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a cool star is remarkably like Earth

Scientists finally know why we get distracted — and how we can stay on track

‘How Masking Changed My Experience of Being Deaf’

Video: Debris: A new film about 9/11 which includes never-before-aired footage [25:35]

Video: COLOUR WORDS: The astounding origins of “blue”, “black”, “orange”, “red” & other colors [16:57]

80 years ago today the Empire of Japan attacked the coast of Oregon

Lensless camera creates 3D images from single exposure

Bouncy Castles on the Moon. Inflated Habitats Might be the Best Way to Get Started on a Lunar Base

We May Never Know How Vast the Cosmos Really Are

When Hyperinflation Rhymes With Chaos — The Story of Zimbabwe With Inflation of 231,000,000% in 2008

Explore the Solar System With NASA’s New-and-Improved 3D ‘Eyes’

Georgia’s daring, death-defying pilgrimage

This week: 👓Earth gets better glasses, 🧠axolotl brain repair, 💾floppy disk vendetta, and more!

Purring Is a Love Language No Human Can Speak

Asteroid-slamming DART spacecraft catches 1st photo of target

Surprise finding suggests ‘water worlds’ are more common than we thought

On this day in 1890 an international fast-food icon was born

Dinner on the Terrace with Himmler

Nuclear fusion reactor in Korea reaches 100 million degrees Celsius