20 January 2020

How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire

Chemists find fungal shrapnel in the air

The Night MLK Died, Washington, D.C. Burned

Dozens of non-oncology drugs can kill cancer cells

Why Didn’t the Allies Bomb Auschwitz?

Astronomers just got a deep peek at a black hole

Study finds that the popular rubber hand illusion could be used to treat OCD

Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Relentless Absurdity”: An Army Photographer’s Censored Images

Crispus Attucks Needs No Introduction. Or Does He?

ESA finally solves its Huygens probe’s Titan landing mystery

How to Make Sense of an Undrowned Town

World’s 22 richest men wealthier than all the women in Africa, study finds

Golf ball-sized hail, a dust storm, two people struck by lightning — and that’s just 24 hours in Australia

Not a fake: Van Gogh self-portrait is his only work painted while suffering psychosis, experts say

Extremely detailed 9000×9000 pixel image of the moon created by merging thousands of photos

How Visine Eye Drops In The Mouth Can Kill, Here Are Two Cases

What if the Universe has no end?

Caneel Bay: Why a Caribbean Paradise Remains in Ruins

19 January 2020

In 1930s New York, the Mayor Took on the Mafia by Banning Artichokes

The Mysterious “Order of the Odd Fellows” that frankly, belongs in a Wes Anderson Movie

Living in Alan Turing’s Future

Your Blood Type Could Affect How Likely You Are to Get The Stomach Flu This Winter

The Leech’s Journey, From Welsh Lab to American Hospitals

‘This is not how sequoias die. It’s supposed to stand for another 500 years’

Photos: SpaceX Falcon 9 exploding (as planned) after today’s Crew Dragon in-flight abort test

That Lead Apron in the X-Ray Room? You May Not Need It

Why Dutch officials want you to forget the country of Holland

18 January 2020

Notre Dame’s fire gives scientists a look at the cathedral’s origins

Type of Herpes Virus Tied to Multiple Sclerosis

At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators

Fastest spinning object in the world hits 300 billion rpm

Mars Orbiter Just Sent Back an Incredible Photo of The Red Planet’s Icy North Pole

The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries: Wiblingen and Schussenried Abbeys

If You Look Very, Very Close, Antarctica Is Teeming With Life

‘Extremely rare’ Assyrian carvings discovered in Iraq

In pictures: Tokyo at night

60 hours on burning Kangaroo Island

Does Domestic-Violence Rehabilitation Work?

The Baron of Botox Is Gone, But His Face Lives On

Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism

NASA Says Goodbye to One of Agency’s Great Observatories

17 January 2020

The Horrors and Ironies of Solovetsky Prison

Why This 18th-Century Naturalist Believed He’d Discovered an Eyewitness to the Biblical Flood

Portrait found in gallery walls verified as missing Klimt masterpiece