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Scientists Gave Wolves Touchscreens to See If They're Friendlier Than Dogs

Who gives out more treats, dogs or wolves?
Becky Ferreira
5.1.19
ASL

A New ‘Smart Glove’ Converts Sign Language Into Digital Text

For under $100, this smart glove could be used for everything from translating ASL to future VR video games.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.12.17
last week in art

Scientists Have Discovered The Oldest Art Store in History

The Porc-Epic cave served as a hub for powdered ochre pigment production for at least 4500 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.5.17
hate

The Word 'Moist' Sounds Gross, But That's Not Why You Hate It

Chunky pustule.
Sarah Emerson
5.7.16
News

The First Test Tube Puppies Have Been Born

After decades of research and attempted trials, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) had been carried out successfully in a dog for the first time.
Matthew Braga
12.9.15
video

No One Is Sure Why This Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles

“Like a firework exploding in the joint.”
Daniel Oberhaus
12.5.15
Booze

Experts Say This Text Message Could Stop Teens from Binge Drinking

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh claims that sending text messages querying weekend drinking plans to young adults may help reduce alcohol-related injuries.
Phoebe Hurst
11.25.15
News

Watch This Ant Use Its Powerful Jaws to Catapult Away From Danger

The mandibles of the trap-jaw ant can maim an enemy at speeds of over 144 kilometers per hour—but they can also be used to jump.
Katie Rook
5.13.15
News

Ancient Skeletons Chronicle the Spread of Leprosy

It’s not as obvious as you might think.
Maddie Stone
5.13.15
Science

When a Dog Becomes a Movie Star, Americans Rabidly Buy That Breed of Dog

People love buying dog breeds that have a Hollywood film on its resume.
Jason Koebler
9.10.14