A stunning image of a young polar bear drifting to sleep wins a wildlife-photographer competition

Was an Antiwar Russian Tricked Into Carrying Out an Assassination Plot?

Earthquake or nuclear bomb? Telling the difference just got easier

This Medieval Sword Spent 1,000 Years at the Bottom of a Polish River

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog Who Waited For His Deceased Owner for Ten Years

The Bloody Rivalry That Led to the Fall of Democracy in Athens

Will Plants Ever Fertilize Themselves?

A Computer in Every Kitchen?

A Hidden Hydrothermal World Was Just Discovered Under a Legendary Lake

Former Google News Director Admits Big Tech Is Killing Journalism

Saturn’s tiny moon Mimas seems to have an ocean, too

Blazing Saddles at 50: the button-pushing spoof that could never get made today

Fusion Facility Generates Twice the Power Put Into It

Scientists Are About to Chart a Course Through the Fabric of Space-Time

Asteroid Impact Near Berlin Reveals Rare Aubrite Treasures

NASA Just Dropped Stunning Close-Up Pics of Volcanic Eruptions on Jupiter’s Moon Io

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‘Spoon worms lick the seabed with a metre-long tongue’: a voyage into a vanishing Arctic world

War in space is no longer science fiction

A Teen’s Fatal Plunge Into the London Underworld

Discovery of Ancient Mongolian Saddle Rewrites the History of Horse Riding

‘This trippy optical illusion house by Roy Lichtenstein makes me question my eyes’

Black holes not only existed at the dawn of time, they birthed new stars and supercharged galaxy formation

Death’s Riddle: Scientists Decipher the Brain’s Final Signals

Radio Maps May Reveal the Universe’s Biggest Magnetic Fields

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Scientists Are Using Machine Learning To Decode The Language of Chickens

The smallest known molecular knot is made of just 54 atoms

Scientists Train AI Using Headcam Footage From Human Toddler

Big Companies Cashed In on Mississippi’s Water. Small Towns Paid the Price.

Remembering Stardust, the craft that traveled billions of miles and returned with extraterrestrial cargo

We’ve Already Seen Category 6 Hurricanes—Now Scientists Want to Make It Official

‘UFOs and Aliens: As a Scientist, I Believe in Both, But Here’s Where I Draw the Line’

Can psychopaths learn to feel empathy?

Massive Caverns Excavated for New Particle Accelerator in South Dakota

Zoozve — the strange ‘moon’ of Venus that earned its name by accident

NASA wants to put a massive telescope on the moon

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Andrey Shevelyov would rather live on the street than take antipsychotic medication. Should it be his decision to make?

What Your Brain Is Doing When You’re Not Doing Anything

Texas Town’s Misery Underscores the Impact of Bitcoin Mines

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Scientists Transformed Pure Water Into a Metal – And There’s Video

1st look at asteroid Bennu samples suggests space rock may even be ‘a fragment of an ancient ocean world’

Ancient 15,000-Year-Old Viruses Seen in Melting Tibetan Glaciers

The next generation of mRNA vaccines is on its way

Could a Giant Parasol in Outer Space Help Solve the Climate Crisis?

Huge atom-smasher bid to find missing 95% of Universe

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This Eight-Day Festival Celebrates One of Alaska’s Weirdest Worms

Deepfake scammer walks off with $25 million in first-of-its-kind AI heist

Secret agent protein could help understand longevity and cancer

‘If you scream you are a dead duck’: At 14, my mother left me alone all summer – then the man with a knife found me

In a ‘Dark Dimension,’ Physicists Search for Missing Matter

Stone Age People Used This 35,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Tusk Tool to Make Rope, Scientists Say

Lunar science is entering a new active phase, with commercial launches of landers that will study solar wind and peer into the universe’s dark ages

‘How I got scammed’ (Cory Doctorow)

AI helps scholars read scroll buried when Vesuvius erupted in AD79

How Dangerous are Kilonovae?

The Biggest Snowflake Ever Recorded Is Much Larger Than You’d Think