Tasmanian devils return to mainland Australia for first time in 3,000 years

Postwar prosperity depended on a truce between capitalist growth and democratic fairness. Is it possible to get it back?

How Cities (and Citizens) Create Hostile Environments

Awakening after a sleeping pill: Restoring functional brain networks after severe brain injury

Some planets may be better for life than Earth

A Common Plant Virus Is an Unlikely Ally in the War on Cancer

Choice blindness: Do you know yourself as well as you think?

New curio by Marisa Brook: It’s Not Rocket Science

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In Their Own Words: Unpublished Children’s Notebooks Reveal Poignant View of History

A Mammoth Find Near Mexico City

Boldly Go! NASA’s New Space Toilet Is on Its Way to the Space Station – Here’s How It Works

Algorithm discovers how six simple molecules could evolve into life’s building blocks

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How Hong Kong is modernising love hotels

Stalked for 11 years: one woman’s fight for freedom from an abusive ex-boyfriend

How a Chinese malware gang defrauded Facebook users of $4 million

Why Did Our Mammal Ancestors Stop Laying Eggs?

Dead water: A new study sheds light on a ship-stopping phenomenon first described over 100 years ago

How Does Science Really Work?

Astronomers reveal first direct image of Beta Pictoris c using new astronomy instrument

Transparent Wood Could Be the Window of the Future

Preserved Brain Tissue Found in Victim of Ancient Vesuvius Eruption, Scientists Report

Memristor Breakthrough: First Single Device To Act Like a Neuron

Researchers Have Discovered a Hidden Drawing Behind ‘Mona Lisa’

Woman’s odd headache was from tapeworm larvae in her brain

DEFA: What happened to East Germany′s cinematic legacy?

Definitely not Windows 95: What operating systems keep things running in space?

Every Penguin in the World Comes from Earth’s Lost Eighth Continent

A tiny pest helped stoke this year’s devastating wildfires

The Espionage Threat to U.S. Businesses

Hubble Watches Exploding Star Fade into Oblivion

Photos: An Ancient Town Submerged—Hasankeyf Underwater

Toilet paper precursors, a brief history of pole-sitting, harassment via eBay, revival of the autopsy, moon radiation, the unlikely romance of wasps and figs

Decapitated and dismembered skeletons reveal lost Iron Age massacre

A Rogue Earth-Mass Planet Has Been Discovered Freely Floating in the Milky Way Without a Star

Ancient Humans’ Eyes Were Nearly Black. Future Humans Could Have All New Colors

At the Edge of Time, a Litter of Galactic Puppies

The world’s southernmost tree hangs on in one of the windiest places on Earth

Greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

How the Mercury 13 Fought to Get Women in Space

Virtually Blind Mole-Rats Use Their Eyes to ‘See’ Magnetic Fields, Experiment Shows

There’s too much gold in the universe. No one knows where it came from.

A journey through slime

Stellar explosion in Earth’s proximity

On this day in 1769 Isabel Godin headed into the Amazon jungle to seek out her long-lost husband

A shocking crime spree, a surprising culprit: How a Minnesota grandmother became a killer.

Polar bear attacks military helicopter in Canada: “First time anybody has encountered this”

A Fuller Picture of Artemisia Gentileschi

Revolutionary archaeology reveals the deepest possible Anthropocene

Alchemy Arrives in a Burst of Light

Paramedics Test Jetpack For Daring Mountain Rescues

Irish Court Says Subway Bread Is Too Sugary to Be Called ‘Bread’

Nüshu: China’s secret female-only language

The Great Lakes are filled to their brims, with no signs of receding

How one man spent 34 years in prison after setting fire to a pair of curtains

A New Tool for Detecting Deepfakes Looks for What Isn’t There: an Invisible Pulse

The Strange Surface of Ceres

Maybe Volcanoes Could Explain the Phosphine in Venus’ Atmosphere

The grim truth behind eyewitness accounts of sea serpents