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There’s No Evidence Fireworks Kill Baby Animals

Every Fourth of July, an internet rumor claims that panicked animal parents abandon their young after fireworks displays. There’s no evidence to back this up.
Caroline Haskins
7.3.19
tech-science

Sorry, That Blunt-Shaped Interstellar Object Was Not an Alien Spaceship

While an alien explanation for 'Omuamua can't be ruled out, a new study concludes it is more likely natural in origin.
Becky Ferreira
7.1.19
tech-science

Mysterious Hole in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Robots and Seals

Seals with antennas on their heads helped shed light on the formation of a sea ice hole the size of South Carolina.
Becky Ferreira
6.10.19
tech-science

Scientists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fungus In the Canadian Arctic

The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.
Becky Ferreira
5.22.19
Wasps

Wasps Are Capable of Basic Logical Reasoning, Study Finds

Paper wasps are the first known insects to perform a key form of deductive logic called transitive inference.
Becky Ferreira
5.8.19
black holes

This Black Hole Is Wildly Ejecting Plasma Jets as It Eats a Star

"This is one of the most extraordinary black hole systems I've ever come across.”
Becky Ferreira
4.29.19
Motherboard

Global Warming Is Wiping Out Marine Animals Faster Than Land Dwellers

A study of 406 cold-blooded animals revealed that climate change is already pushing marine species to their thermal limits.
Becky Ferreira
4.24.19
Apple

Is It GOOD or BAD to Use a Dynamite-Triggered Avalanche for an Apple Ad? We Asked Scientists

Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother (Nature)” video—produced by the Camp4 Collective to promote the iPhone XS—included footage of a man-made avalanche.
Caroline Haskins
4.18.19
nature

300 Million Butterflies Will Fly Through Texas This Spring

Monarch populations are in decline, but a surge is expected for the 2019 spring migration.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.3.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thousands of 'Super Bloom' Tourists Have Made Life in This Town Absolute Hell

The mayor called it a "poppy apocalypse."
River Donaghey
3.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Guy Who Fought Off a Mountain Lion Finally Told His Side of the Story

"I will never be able to live up to the reputation."
River Donaghey
2.15.19
nature

“I feel great”: Man who single-handedly killed a mountain lion after trail attack speaks out

Emma Ockerman
2.15.19
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