Featured by Jess Romeo
Three ancient optical illusions explained by modern science
Aristotle observed these bizarre occurrences.
Humankind’s legacy is basically garbage
Travel back in time with this historical dumpster dive.
To remain hidden, these beetles sparkle like jewels
A prehistoric beetle got caught in a sticky situation. Millions of years later, it’s helping scientists understand the first flowers.
Scientists helped a horde of cannibal ants escape from a Soviet nuclear bunker
If you were trapped in a bunker with no food or sunlight, you’d probably eat your neighbors, too.
This fluffy ball contains the story of the universe
The ghost of a supernova looks like a ball of cotton candy.
A new take on creating an invisibility shield borrows from classical physics
Here's how it works.
The artist responsible for those gold-leafed Nobel portraits would like to paint something other than old white men, please
Meet the official portrait artist for the Nobel Prizes.
Gender and class inequalities haven’t really changed for 4,000 years
DNA from tooth enamel helped scientists trace where humans grew up and how they spent the rest of their lives.
The most astonishing wildlife photos of 2019 range from meme-able to political
Have you ever seen a colony of garden eels? What about a spider that looks like a crab that looks like an ant?
Here’s the skinny on what actually flavors a pumpkin spice latte
Pumpkin spice investigation: What's really in autumn's most notorious latte?