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
1.26.19
psychology

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

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

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.'
Kaleigh Rogers
12.22.18
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
12.5.18
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
plastic

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.4.18
environment

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.30.18
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
11.27.18
cryptids

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.23.18
Thanksgiving

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
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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