weird

The Windows 95 Startup Sound Slowed 4000% Sounds Chill AF

The nostalgic sound of your childhood is even more comforting when slowed to a deep, zen-like pace.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.31.19
pollution

You’re Literally Sprinkling Plastic On Your Food

A study published this week in ‘Environmental Science & Technology’ sampled salt brands from across the globe and found 92 percent contained microplastics.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.30.19
Space

People Seeing the Moon Up Close for the First Time Is a Dose of Good Vibes

Filmmaker and space lover Wylie Overstreet took his telescope onto the streets of Los Angeles to show strangers the moon, then captured their reactions on film.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.20.19
Internet

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.25.19
psychology

The Psychology of Our Love for Marie Kondo and 'Organization Porn'

The tidying expert’s new Netflix show has drawn breathless attention.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.7.19
Artificial Intelligence

Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?

Researchers say it’s a lot more complex than it seems on the surface.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.21.18
pollution

Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut

The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.8.18
Censorship

Tumblr’s Algorithm Thinks Vomiting Unicorns, Raw Chicken, and Boot Cleaners Are Porn

Users have been sharing their innocuous posts that have been deemed #TooSexyForTumblr.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
privacy

People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find

Smart speakers raise a number of privacy questions, which owners are choosing to just shrug off.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.28.18

The Dirtiest Place in an Airport Is Not in the Bathroom

A study showed which surfaces in an airport have the highest concentration of viruses, so make sure to wash your hands.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.21.18
News

Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill US Agency's Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the Drug Enforcement Administrations' publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.13.18
Conservation

Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns Are No Longer Banned for Medicine in China

A 25-year ban has been altered to allow the animal parts to be used in medical research and healing, despite the fact that both species are worse off now.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.18
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