The Women Who Ran Genghis Khan’s Empire

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AI reveals unsuspected math underlying search for exoplanets

How Credit Scores Can Run—and Ruin—Our Lives

‘Quantum Internet’ Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation

The Mystery of Why So Many Lifelong Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer May Be Solved

‘Mind blowing’ ancient settlements uncovered in the Amazon

Pompeii victim’s genome successfully sequenced for first time

Misleading vintage ads about the dietary benefits of sugar, 1950s-1960s

NASA to Launch Craft to Unexplored Orbit for Moon Outpost

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Temple Restoration Reveals Vibrant Art of Vulture-Like Egyptian Goddesses

Russian Military Readies 60-Year-Old Tanks and Civilian Boats as War Drags On

Why Boeing’s successful Starliner test is a big deal

Were dinosaurs warm- or cold-blooded? Clues lie in their breath and bones

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How to Murder Your Husband writer found guilty of murdering husband

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Physicists Rewrite the Fundamental Law That Leads to Disorder

NASA Hopes Its Tissue Box-Sized Satellite Can Set a New Laser Speed Record

Your Brain Operates at the Edge of Chaos. Why That’s Actually a Good Thing

Ukraine-born American Artist Boris Artzybasheff’s Anti-Nazi Illustrations

Were It Not for Cosmic Good Fortune, We Wouldn’t Be Here

Made to measure: why we can’t stop quantifying our lives

The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images

The Living Newspaper Speaks

NASA Moves Ahead With Wild Solar Sail Concept

Why Did the U.S. Government Amass More Than a Billion Pounds of Cheese?

The Wow! alien signal may have come from the constellation Sagittarius

How the internet gets people to plagiarize each other

‘He’s sabotaged his entire life for greed’: the $86m rise and fall of Inigo Philbrick

Kelp Is Weirdly Great at Sucking Carbon Out of the Sky

Researchers Made Ultracold Quantum Bubbles on the Space Station

Weird Quantum State of Matter Observed for the First Time

An Object 90 Miles Wide May Have Struck Jupiter’s Planet-Sized Moon Ganymede Say Scientists

On this day in 1940 the Crypt of Civilization was sealed, not to be opened for 6,177 years

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Hubble Space Telescope spots streams of star formation flowing between galaxies

The Real Story of Pinocchio Tells No Lies

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An Interview with the Hangman’s Wife

Ukraine Is Using Quiet Electric Bikes to Haul Anti-Tank Weapons

The Mouse That Squeaked Its Way Into Scientific History

New photo reveals a NASA spacecraft cloaked in Martian dust

Diamond mirror withstands lasers powerful enough to burn through steel

Nuclear isomers were discovered 100 years ago, and physicists are still unraveling their mysteries

The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps

The Big Fat Lie of the Fat-Free Food Movement

Incredible New Views of the Sun – As You’ve Never Seen It Before

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Open Source Intelligence May Be Changing Old-School War

NASA has early plans to send astronauts to Mars for 30 days

Watch these ‘skydiving’ salamanders that parachute out of California redwood trees

The rise of the Strangler

Hubble captures a peculiar pair of spiral galaxies