“All the Champagne and Caviar You Could Ever Imagine”The benefits of a $45,000-a-night hotel room.
How Do You Get a Paper Plane to Fly for 81 Miles?It helps to get a weather balloon involved.
Is That You, Lagarfljótsormur?A panel in Iceland says this grainy footage shows a legendary sea monster.
To Mars, AgainNASA's MAVEN will investigate the decline of the red planet’s climate.
The Octopus RaceCephalopod-inspired camouflage could let subjects change color and texture in seconds.
Goodnight, T. RexSpinosaurus was much larger—and weirder—than the king of predatory dinosaurs.
A Sanctuary for Sunken ShipsThunder Bay’s eerie underwater ship graveyard will be federally protected.
What’s the Best Value at a Bar?Well drinks? Expensive wine? Breaking down typical alcohol margins.
MegarocketNASA’s ambitious Space Launch System will be ready for testing by 2018.
What Happens When You Demolish a Giant Dam?The return of a natural ecosystem in Washington.
Ice, Ice BabyThe mystery of Death Valley's sliding rocks, solved.
Sharknado, the Biggest Emmy Snub of Them AllA case for the best worst TV movie of the year.
The Hypersonic Weapon of the Future (if It Worked)The HTV-2 is designed to reach any target on Earth within an hour.
Nutella Has a Hazelnut ProblemFirst Sriracha, now this.
Why Do Some People Need More Sleep Than Others?The science of “short sleepers.”
“What Ratio of Your Blood to Pig’s Blood Are We Talking About Here?”Andrew W.K. on I Get Wet and the 33 ⅓ book series.
How Much Does Each Part of the iPhone 6 Cost?Deconstructing Apple’s latest.
The Brutal End of Richard III’s ReignTwo years after his body was discovered, bone scans show the monarch died a brutal, painful, undignified death.
What Really Caused the Nicaraguan Crater?There's no solid evidence it was a meteorite.
A Tower Above the TreesThe tallest structure in South America will soon be deep in the Amazon.
Beware the Coffee PotResearchers introduced a virus to a workplace and watched it spread. (It was fast.)
Underneath StonehengeDigital scans reveal a map of burial mounds and ritual shrines at the site.
Who Is Black Adam? Who Is Shazam?Explaining the latest obscure superhero to get the franchise treatment.
What Is This Strange Sea Creature?Researchers are stumped—but it could be essential to the animal family tree.
Was Stonehenge Once a Full Circle?Dry weather and a short hose may have revealed one of the prehistoric monument’s secrets.
Lock Pickers, Meet 3-D PrintersEngineers warn that an old trick could get new life with the ever-cheaper technology.
Strangleweed's Novel TacticsThe parasitic plant punctures its victims and trades deceptive genetic messages with them.
Iceberg, Ahoy!Climate change has made the Northern Atlantic waters more dangerous.
Shark Week Was Never About the SharksStaged documentaries are bad, but decades of exploiting shark fears is worse.