In the "social experiment" to end all "social experiments", a Minnesota father claims he put his computational linguistics Ph.D. to good use by speaking Klingon–and only Klingon–to his baby. Yes, for the first three years of its life, this kid was subjected to in-real-life parental trolling. The story doesn't explain why the experiment was stopped, but apparently it ended too soon to produce any lasting effects. The child, now a teenager, does not speak a word of Klingon. Thanks to Julio Ojeda-Zapata.
When a bombardier beetle is swallowed by a frog, it will excrete boiling chemicals from its anus to make the frog throw it up. Basically, these beetles know how to fart their way out of death. If you have a desire to watch this disgusting yet fascinating phenomenon, here's a video of it from National… READ THE REST
The more things change, the more they stay the same. No matter how much we progress as a species, our core, primal desires rarely change. Moreover, some would even argue that our insistence on distancing ourselves from the more primitive outlets for dopamine hits is one factor behind increased anxiety rates. Consequently, there are several… READ THE REST
Dolphins "kinda pee their names", reports Sci Show on YouTube, summarizing cross-modal perception of identity by sound and taste in bottlenose dolphins and press coverage of the study. Do we really need cursive anymore? When I was learning how to write in the antiquated script, teachers constantly reassured me that I would need cursive to… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Are you tired of hearing that robotic, grating TikTok voice on just about every video you come across online? Have you wasted time and money on professional voiceovers that aren't up to snuff?… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Hobbies that don't include a hefty price tag are hard to come by, so you might find yourself bored most days doing god knows what on that laptop. What makes boredom even… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Is there any bond deeper than the one between us and our pets? Of course, pet parents know an animal is a special member of the household, but sometimes, we wish there… READ THE REST