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.
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.
The Psychology of Our Love for Marie Kondo and 'Organization Porn'
The tidying expert’s new Netflix show has drawn breathless attention.
How to Make the Perfect Xmas Movie, from a Man Who Has Made More than a Dozen
Ron Oliver created such made-for-TV classics as 'Angel of Christmas,' 'Christmas Everlasting,' and 'Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.'
Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut
The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
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.
The Amazon Is Worth $8.2 Billion if It’s Left Standing, Study Shows
Keeping the rainforest in tact would preserve $8.2 billion of annual revenue in the economy, but Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may be dazzled by short-term gains.
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.
The 'Beast of Gévaudan' Killed Hundreds in 18th Century France. What Was It?
Records from the time attributed hundreds of deaths to a mysterious beast creature that may have been a wolf, a lion, or something else entirely.
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.
California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords
The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
The Most Unknown
Scientists Still Don’t Totally Understand What It Means to Be Conscious
Axel Cleeremans, a psychologist and researcher, has spent the last 30 years trying to figure it out.