Fossils of a 12-Foot-Tall, 1000-Pound Bird Found in Crimea

Pachystruthio dmanisensis was three times the size of modern ostriches.
Becky Ferreira
location data

EFF Says LA’s Scooter Location Data Could Unmask Individual Riders

This month, the Los Angeles Department for Transportation will enter the next phase of collecting the real-time location of scooters like Lime and Bird.
Joseph Cox
location data

Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles

Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
Joseph Cox
weird nature

Rare Footage Captures Moth Slurping Tears From a Sleeping Bird’s Eyeball

A scientist's video shows a thirsty moth drinking tears from the eye of a comatose bird.
Sarah Emerson
Bye Bye

San Francisco Denies Scooter Permits to Uber, Lyft, Bird, and Others

Today’s ruling is a giant middle-finger to Uber, Lyft, Bird, and others who did not receive permits.
Sarah Emerson

There's an Entire Instagram Account Devoted to Destroying Rideshare Scooters

The account Bird Graveyard features footage of the scooters getting burned, thrown off buildings, pooped on, and tossed into the ocean.
Jack Blocker
Desus & Mero

Feral Peacocks Are Terrorizing This Canadian Neighborhood

Surrey, British Columbia, is facing a fowl crime wave.
Peter Slattery

Scooter Companies Have Two Weeks to Get Off the Streets of San Francisco

The City of San Francisco just gave scooter companies Bird, Spin, and Lime an ultimatum: Get off the street and apply for a permit, or else.
Sarah Emerson
VICE News Tonight on HBO

People in San Francisco are really pissed over these electric scooters

A fleet of app-controlled electric scooters were dumped on the streets of San Francisco last month. People hate them.
Nigel Duara
Electric Scooters

Disrupting the Commons: Dockless Bikes and Scooters Create Layers of Community Instability

San Francisco's electric scooters are disruptive to the communities where they are abandoned and, because they are constantly moving, the issues of abandonment and refuse cycle through neighborhoods.
S.A. Applin

San Francisco Is Fighting the Scooter Trend With Poop and Vandalism

After years of being a testbed for startups, San Francisco is fighting back by literally smearing shit on scooters.
Sarah Emerson

'Mouthbert's New Friend,' Today's Comic by Robin Vehrs

When a bird destroys Mouthbert's painting, he takes it as a cosmic intervention from Mother Nature.
Robin Vehrs