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tech-science

Scientists Reveal Hidden Genetic Processes that Cause Sex Changes in Fish

The bluehead wrasse uses a "best of both worlds" mating strategy that involves morphing from female to male.
Becky Ferreira
7.10.19
food news

Huge Explosion That Injured 20 at Florida Mall Likely Came From Pizzeria

The blast shattered windows throughout the complex, sent concrete flying more than 50 meters in the air, and damaged cars in the parking lot.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.9.19
Science

The Largest Algae Bloom in World History Is Now Off the Florida Coast

Researchers are tracking the algae Sargassum, which has created record blooms nearly every year since 2011.
Madeleine Gregory
7.4.19
food news

Mixing Poisonous Pufferfish and Cocaine Is a Terrible Idea, Florida Man Learns

Eating the liver of a highly toxic fish is bad. Eating it while on cocaine is worse.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.2.19
money-inequality

Dread and Decay in An 'Abandoned' Miami Beach Hotel

A symbol of luxury in one of the most unequal places on Earth became a refuge for homeless people. Then the cops got involved.
Jordan Blumetti
6.14.19
Corruption-money

The Strange Rise and Sudden Fall of the Florida Mayor Who Took on a SWAT Team

A disgraced doctor and alleged user of crack and meth managed to take over a city until he got caught. Somehow, that was just the beginning.
Francisco Alvarado
6.10.19
food news

Florida Couple's Picnic Ruined by Guacamole-Stealing Alligator

"The worst part is, we had a big bowl of guac made... He put the whole bowl in his mouth."
Bettina Makalintal
6.4.19
tech-science

Florida Captures, Kills Giant Lizard That Terrorized Local Community for a Year

The elusive, human-sized reptile was nabbed by wildlife authorities.
Sarah Emerson
5.17.19
food-wtf

Popular Florida Pizzeria Fails to Meet Health Standards 10 Straight Times, Couldn't Care Less

“Do you really think this inspector sat down and counted every rodent dropping?” owner Ed Smeltz asked.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.10.19
sex work

A Government Database for People Who Pay for Sex Is a Terrible, Dangerous Idea

A set of bills pass this month in Florida that, if they become law, will build a “Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database."
Samantha Cole
5.10.19
housing

How Miami Locals Are Dealing with the City's Rent Crisis

Here's how people can actually afford to live in Florida's most happening city.
VICE Staff
5.6.19
money-inequality

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Miami

"It basically always feels like I’m one bad roommate drama away from being homeless."
Allie Conti
5.2.19
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