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Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thousands of Holiday Flights Don't Have Pilots After a Glitch at American Airlines

Apparently the carrier's computer system allowed way too many crew members to take time off in December.
Drew Schwartz

Scientists Are Racing to Create Synthetic Blood in the Wake of Mass Tragedies

The Las Vegas shooting is the latest reminder that human blood isn't enough for massive, unexpected transfusions.
Ankita Rao

Why Everybody Needs to Calm Down About the 'Bacon Shortage'

The reserves are the lowest they’ve been since 1957, but they are, in fact, reserves.
Wyatt Marshall

Why There Could Be a Brussels Sprouts Shortage This Year

British farmers have warned that they may struggle to produce enough Brussels sprouts in the run-up to Christmas.
Phoebe Hurst

How Climate Change Is Totally Going to Mess with Your Mimosa

By the looks of it, producers in France’s Champagne region won’t be popping any bottles in celebration this year, as there may not be enough bubbles to waste on acts of extravagance so closely associated with their product.
Nick Rose
Fast Food

Why In-N-Out Is Running Out of Those Little Yellow Peppers You Love

This month, many of California’s most popular chain restaurants are facing an unprecedented shortage of a beloved tiny, bright yellow pickled pepper. The sudden scarcity of cascabella peppers has customers complaining, restaurants scrambling for...
Richard Parks
food prices

Hoard Your Ice Cream Because We're in a Massive Vanilla Shortage

The nectar of the gods that is ice cream is about to get a hell of a lot more expensive, and we have the distinguished spinster that is vanilla to thank for it.
Alex Swerdloff

Kale Is Becoming Too Popular for Its Own Good

Kale has become an integral part of the American diet, and with that cultural significance comes a great cost for farmers.
Nick Rose

Market Experts Say We Could Be Running Out of Coffee

According to market analysts, Britain’s increased consumption of coffee has created a “structural imbalance” between supply and demand that could lead to an imminent coffee shortage.
Phoebe Hurst

Craft Brewers Are Struggling to Find Cans

With a booming craft beer industry that has led to increased demand for cans, now can manufacturers and breweries alike are feeling the crunch.
Wyatt Marshall

4,000 Tons of Emergency Holiday Butter Is Headed to Canada

Despite being a world leader in butter production, it would seem that Canada’s insatiable appetite for the creamy stuff during the holiday season has forced it to resort to unprecedented measures.
Nick Rose