Michael Shade

Invasive species

Fire Ants Are Invading Hawaii, so Helicopters Are Blasting Them With Birth Control

The ants are blinding pets and torturing farmworkers: “It was like a whole piece of my body was getting lit on fire.”
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
5.26.20
Environment

These Botanists Are Searching for Endangered Plants With Drones — Then Scaling Cliffs to Save Them

Meet Hawaii's Indiana Joneses of rare plant conservation.
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
2.26.20
News

Feral Hogs Are Tearing Up Texas. So People Are Shooting Them from Helicopters.

Did someone say 30 to 50 feral hogs? More like 6-9 million.
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
10.8.19
Health

These Old People Love Doing Parkour! (And Nobody Broke a Hip)

This IS your grandfather's Parkour.
Oliver Noble
Kathleen Caulderwood
Michael Shade
9.12.19
Video Games

The Secret to the Gruesome Sounds in Mortal Kombat Is Exploding Vegetables

We smashed bell peppers with Mortal Kombat’s sound designers to simulate the game's gore.
Dexter Thomas
Michael Shade
8.20.19
Health

A Legal War Is Raging Over “Natural” Boner Pills

The Texas company behind "TriSteel" is suing hundreds of small shopkeepers over "natural" sexual enhancement pills.
Oliver Noble
Michael Shade
Jed Oelbaum
8.1.19
video

Everyone who hates America (according to Fox News)

Do you hate America? Watch this video to find out.
Oliver Noble
Ben Craw
Michael Shade
2.6.19
Worldwide Auctioneers

This is what the hell livestock auctioneers are actually saying

We went to the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Bloomington, Wisconsin to find out.
Oliver Noble
Michael Shade
Gabriel Connelly
8.23.18