Hubble sees new star proclaiming its presence with cosmic light show

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Fighting Every Wildfire Ensures The Big Fires Are More Extreme And May Harm Forests’ Ability To Adapt To Climate Change

Quantum computing just got hotter: One degree above absolute zero

Human Brains Have Gotten Astonishingly Bigger Over the Last 75 Years

When Bacteria Are Beautiful

Video: Hitler’s Insane Train [9:45]

A Forensic Biologist Reveals Why Solving Crimes in Space Will Be Harder Than You Think

Mapping the best route for a spacecraft traveling beyond the sun’s sphere of influence

AI photos show people with secondary breast cancer their lost future

How bad was the world’s first pandemic?

Explorers unlock the mystery of ‘pirate king’ Henry Avery who vanished after huge heist at sea

Video: The Deadly Race to Supersonic Flight [29:51]

Brain-cell transplants are the newest experimental epilepsy treatment

What Boeing did to all the guys who remember how to build a plane

Chatbot letdown: Hype hits rocky reality

See the Winners of the 21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Here’s how magnetic fields shape desert ants’ brains

A Chronicle reporter went undercover in high school. Everyone is still weighing the fallout

A.I.-Generated Garbage Is Polluting Our Culture

Why Russia has kept a Wall Street Journal reporter in jail for a year — and counting

Solving a Century-Old Byline Mystery

Han Purple: The 2,800-Year-Old Mystery Solved by Quantum Physicists

Video: We May Have Seen a White Hole Exploding, and It Was Under Our Nose This Whole Time [18:00]

This week: Insulin milk, dog vocabulary, Swedish rock star, and more!

On this day in 1951 a pipe bomb exploded in Grand Central Terminal. It was merely the first of many.

Once lost to science, these “uncharismatic” animals are having their moment

How Much Carbon Can a Tree Really Store?

Massachusetts: robotic police dog shot and credited with averting bloodshed

Working With Your Hands Is Good for Your Brain

Understanding Dyscalculia, Dyslexia’s Numeric Counterpart

The Social Benefits of Getting Our Brains in Sync

The ancient Roman alternative to daylight savings time

Video: Why is this number everywhere? [23:50]

Can We Get Kids Off Smartphones?

Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found Weighed as Much as an Adult Man

Police Are Tagging Fleeing Cars With GPS Darts to Avoid Dangerous Pursuits

Inside the Most Expensive Plane Crash in History: How America’s Most Secretive Stealth Bomber Ended Up in Flames

Animal Hybrids That Truly Exist in Nature, From Narlugas to Grolar Bears to Coywolves

‘I wasn’t sure it was even possible’: the race to finish 80,000 levels of Super Mario Maker

Online Conspiracies About the Baltimore Bridge Collapse Are Out of Control

How Baseball’s Official Historian Dug Up the Game’s Unknown Origins

NASA’s New Asteroid Sample Is Already Rewriting Solar System History

Fusion drive space engine ready for flight

How Boeing Favored Speed Over Quality for the 737 Max

What do terracotta warriors tell us about life in ancient China?

The leap second is being affected by climate change, scientists warn

We’ve glimpsed something that behaves like a particle of gravity

Japan moon probe survives second lunar night

The Women Who Found Liberation in Seaweed

The last crimes of Caravaggio

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Pythagoras was wrong: there are no universal musical harmonies, study finds

What to Know About Life-Saving ECPR

Is Dementia Primarily a Modern Phenomenon? New Research Reveals Its Near Absence in Ancient Greece and Rome

Thames Tideway Tunnel super sewer completed

Researchers show that introduced tardigrade proteins can slow metabolism in human cells

Video: Disneyland’s Main Street Tobacco Shop [37:46]

The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared

Memories are made by breaking DNA — and fixing it