Things will be quiet around here for the next few days due to American Thanksgiving. But if you really need something to read:

After renegade nurse chops off man’s foot, state finds heap of system failures

Video: Why plague doctors wore beaked masks [5:32]

Fact Check: Did a Ukrainian Sniper Just Make the World’s Second-Farthest Kill?

The story of the purple tomato — and why its success is a win for GM foods

Discovered in the deep: the squid that makes a decoy out of its own skin

Flocks of assembler robots show potential for making larger structures

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Scientists Are Investigating Signs of Ancient Human Civilization Underwater

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NASA Regains Communication With Orion Spacecraft After Unexpected Glitch

Video: The Insane Scale of Europe’s New Mega-Tunnel [27:50]

How the Great Depression shaped people’s DNA

An Alaskan Town Is Losing Ground—and a Way of Life

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Mysterious Changes Identified in The Brains of People Who Get Migraines

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How a Forgery of a Forgery Began a Career in the Artistic Underworld

“‘The Terminal Man’ lived in a Paris airport for 18 years. I’ll never forget the weeks I spent with him”

How HIMARS Rocket Launchers Helped Ukraine ‘Get Back in the Fight’ Against Russia

Tax filing websites have been sending users’ financial information to Facebook

The real paleo diet: researchers find traces of world’s oldest meal in 550m-year-old fossil

Induced “hibernation” state protects organs during heart surgery in mice

Webb Telescope Reveals Noxious Atmosphere of a Planet 700 Light-Years Away

What the Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole Really Shows

Zimbabwe’s stunning 80km safari train

A Monster in the Classroom

Wild NASA Video Details Daring Plan to Snatch Rocks From Mars

‘I robbed six banks out of desperation. Then I got greedy’: the Kangaroo Bandit on crime, family and regret

How Scientists’ Misguided Utopian Theories of Biological Selection Defined the 20th Century

How physics can improve the urinal

Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We’re Inching Toward It

How to test if we’re living in a computer simulation

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Astronomers spot small space rock just hours before it drops meteorites over Canada

Video: How Long Would Society Last During a Total Grid Collapse? [14:56]

More Strange Cosmic Threads Discovered Outside Our Galaxy, And They’re Huge

The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth

NASA’s new rocket blows the doors off its mobile launch tower

35 years ago today, a Max Headroom doppelgänger seized control of televisions in Chicago

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Amazing Vintage Photos Show the Ford Assembly Lines Mass-Producing Model T Cars, 1910s-1920s

Take a Scroll Through the Cosmos With This Awe-Inspiring New Map of the Universe

The V-2 Rocket: Changing The Trajectory Of Warfare

What is a Honeypot Ant?

Drought Reveals Rare American Lion Fossil in Dried Up Mississippi River

Ukraine’s Repair Crews Dodge Bullets and Splice Cable to Keep the Country Online

Video: Why build a diving board twice the Olympic height? [7:30]

Journey to the Doomsday Glacier

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A Cuban-born singer just won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist at age 95

Behold! NASA’s Artemis I Orion Close Flyby of the Moon

On this day in 1980 a deadly fire broke out at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Alan MacMasters: How the great online toaster hoax was exposed

Hubble Spots a Titanic Stellar Collision That Rattles Space and Time

This Copyright Lawsuit Could Shape the Future of Generative AI

Quettabytes and ronnagrams: Extreme numbers get new official names

‘Part of the kill chain’: how can we control weaponised robots?

How J. Edgar Hoover Took Down the KKK