The Brutal End of Richard III’s Reign

Two years after his body was discovered, bone scans show the monarch died a brutal, painful, undignified death.

Sept. 18 2014 1:57 PMThe Octopus RaceCephalopod-inspired camouflage could let subjects change color and texture in seconds.
Sept. 16 2014 3:22 PMGoodnight, T. RexSpinosaurus was much larger—and weirder—than the king of predatory dinosaurs.
Sept. 15 2014 1:43 PMHidden Messages in Corporate LogosSubtle cues from FedEx, Amazon, and others.
Sept. 11 2014 4:27 PMA Sanctuary for Sunken ShipsThunder Bay’s eerie underwater ship graveyard will be federally protected.
Sept. 10 2014 12:36 PMWhat’s the Best Value at a Bar?Well drinks? Expensive wine? Breaking down typical alcohol margins.
Sept. 5 2014 1:26 PMMegarocketNASA’s ambitious Space Launch System will be ready for testing by 2018.
Sept. 3 2014 5:23 PMWhat Happens When You Demolish a Giant Dam?The return of a natural ecosystem in Washington.
Aug. 29 2014 4:17 PMIce, Ice BabyThe mystery of Death Valley's sliding rocks, solved.
Aug. 28 2014 2:16 PMSharknado, the Biggest Emmy Snub of Them AllA case for the best worst TV movie of the year.
Aug. 27 2014 7:13 PMThe Hypersonic Weapon of the Future (if It Worked)The HTV-2 is designed to reach any target on Earth within an hour.
Aug. 25 2014 12:56 PMNutella Has a Hazelnut ProblemFirst Sriracha, now this.
Aug. 20 2014 1:33 PMA Tipping Point for ElephantsPoachers have slaughtered 100,000 in just three years. 
Aug. 18 2014 12:23 PMWhat’s the Best Way to Stack Spherical Objects?A 400-year-old theory, finally confirmed.
Aug. 11 2014 1:21 PMApproachability, Youthful Attractiveness, DominanceThe basic facial expressions that determine first impressions.  
Aug. 4 2014 2:53 PM“Uncontacted” Indigenous Tribe Appears in BrazilEncounters in the Amazon basin are rare and can be deadly. 
Sept. 16 2014 3:45 PMWhat Really Caused the Nicaraguan Crater?There's no solid evidence it was a meteorite.
Sept. 16 2014 3:04 PMA Tower Above the TreesThe tallest structure in South America will soon be deep in the Amazon.
Sept. 12 2014 3:18 PMBeware the Coffee PotResearchers introduced a virus to a workplace and watched it spread. (It was fast.)
Sept. 11 2014 3:15 PMUnderneath StonehengeDigital scans reveal a map of burial mounds and ritual shrines at the site.
Sept. 8 2014 4:16 PMWho Is Black Adam? Who Is Shazam?Explaining the latest obscure superhero to get the franchise treatment.
Sept. 4 2014 5:09 PMWhat Is This Strange Sea Creature?Researchers are stumped—but it could be essential to the animal family tree.
Sept. 3 2014 1:50 PMWas Stonehenge Once a Full Circle?Dry weather and a short hose may have revealed one of the prehistoric monument’s secrets.
Aug. 28 2014 7:35 PMLock Pickers, Meet 3-D PrintersEngineers warn that an old trick could get new life with the ever-cheaper technology.
Aug. 28 2014 2:08 PMStrangleweed's Novel TacticsThe parasitic plant punctures its victims and trades deceptive genetic messages with them.
Aug. 26 2014 12:41 PMIceberg, Ahoy!Climate change has made the Northern Atlantic waters more dangerous.
Aug. 21 2014 3:46 PMShark Week Was Never About the SharksStaged documentaries are bad, but decades of exploiting shark fears is worse.
Aug. 18 2014 6:44 PM Jyoti Amge Joins Ryan Murphy's Freak ShowWill her American Horror Story part go too far?  
Aug. 12 2014 2:37 PMZombie StarMore than 110 million light-years away from Earth, a star lives on after its death.  
Aug. 8 2014 1:59 PMMonster PenguinPalaeeudyptes klekowskii might have reached 6 feet long and weighed up to 250 pounds.
Aug. 1 2014 11:37 AMGoodnight LemonThe moon isn’t shaped how you think it is.