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Hallucinogenic Fungi Turn Cicadas Into Sex-Crazed Zombies

When cicadas are infected with this fungus, they lose control of their bodies and mate with anything they can find.
Madeleine Gregory
13 hours ago
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The U.S. Military Wants to Build a Strategic Port in the Melting Arctic

A military spending bill has asked for a brand new Arctic port to face "future great power competition."
Sarah Emerson
13 hours ago
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Rare Giant Squid Caught on Camera in U.S. Waters for the First Time

Scientists at NOAA captured a video of the rare, deep-sea giant squid off the coast of New Orleans
Madeleine Gregory
3 days ago
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‘Phones Cause Teens to Grow Horns’ Is a Dumb Tech Moral Panic

Some amount of young people may have tiny bones growing from the base of their skulls. But don’t freak out.
Caroline Haskins
6.20.19
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Ancient Bone-Crushing Hyenas Roamed the Arctic During the Last Ice Age

Scientists identified fossilized teeth as belonging to hyenas, providing evidence of their lives in the arctic during the last ice age.
Madeleine Gregory
6.18.19
Science

An AI Completes an Unfinished Composition 115 Years After Composer's Death

It's never too late to finish what you've started, even if AI does the job for you.
Suchi Rudra
6.17.19
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Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song

By deforming their beaks, an introduced parasite is causing two finch species to hybridize, changing the course of their evolution.
Madeleine Gregory
6.13.19
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Siberia Could Become More Habitable Due to the Climate Crisis, Scientists Find

The climate will become milder across Asian Russia by the 2080s, making it way easier to live there.
Sarah Krichel
6.6.19
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Watching a Boston Dynamics Robot Malfunction Is Pretty Scary

Boston Dynamics’ Spot malfunctioned during a recent demo in Las Vegas.
Matthew Gault
6.5.19
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New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Starting in 2050

The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia's military.
Nafeez Ahmed
6.3.19
Science

Good Job, Humans: Bees Are Making Nests Entirely Out of Plastic

Researchers found solitary bees in Argentina that made nests out of plastic bag-type materials.
Samantha Cole
5.31.19
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Teen Finds Second Mastodon Fossil on Iowa Farm in 30 Years

The owners of the property want to keep their identities and location hidden for fear of fossil hunters.
Rob Dozier
5.16.19
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