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Scientists Say ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ are an Evolutionary Trait to Make Dogs Cuter

A new study suggests domesticated dogs evolved the ability to make themselves look like babies so humans would pay them more attention.
Gavin Butler
a day ago
Science

An AI Completes an Unfinished Composition 115 Years After Composer's Death

It's never too late to finish what you've started, even if AI does the job for you.
Suchi Rudra
a day ago
Science

Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song

By deforming their beaks, an introduced parasite is causing two finch species to hybridize, changing the course of their evolution.
Madeleine Gregory
6.14.19
Science

Please, Don't Use a Vacuum Cleaner to End Your Period Early

We spoke to a gynaecologist about "menstrual extractions".
Nana Baah
6.8.19
climate change

New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050

The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia's military.
Nafeez Ahmed
6.4.19
Science

Good Job, Humans: Bees Are Making Nests Entirely Out of Plastic

Researchers found solitary bees in Argentina that made nests out of plastic bag-type materials.
Samantha Cole
6.3.19
Religion

Round Earth “Theory” is Western Propaganda, According to This Indian Flat Earther

The world’s oldest conspiracy theory is being revisited by a man practicing the ancient Indian religion of Jainism, who claims to have seen two suns.
Sushmita Sundaram
5.27.19
Science

Teen Finds Second Mastodon Fossil on Iowa Farm in 30 Years

The owners of the property want to keep their identities and location hidden for fear of fossil hunters.
Rob Dozier
5.16.19
food news

There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Coffee, Scientists Say

Jittery? Anxious? Heart pounding out of your chest? If you're downing half a dozen cups a day, you're doing it wrong.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Laws in Australia Aim to Acknowledge That Animals Have Feelings

The proposed laws would be the first in Australia to recognise animals as "sentient" beings, and bring harsh penalties against anyone caught mistreating them.
Gavin Butler
5.14.19
Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
Science

Scientists Discover Atomic-Forged Glass on Hiroshima's Beaches

Hiroshima's beaches are covered in nuclear fallout debris.
Matthew Gault
5.13.19
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