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 'Organisation 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.
Billions of Ocean Nanoplastics Can Get Lodged in Sea Creatures in Only a Few Hours
A new study looked at a more realistic concentration level of tiny plastics like the kind we see in the ocean, and found the pieces quickly get lodged in animals’ tissue.
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.
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.
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.