The manure pits on pig farms across the United States have been invaded by a mysterious foam—at Ars Technica, Brandon Keim describes it as "a gelatinous goop that resembles melted brown Nerf". It's probably the byproduct of some kind of biological process, though nobody knows exactly what. The larger problem, though, is that the foam is rather explosive.
Grichka and Igor Bogdanoff, twin "scientists" whose reputations shrank as their faces grew, are dead of Covid. The brothers later tried their hands at academic work, writing doctoral theses in mathematics and theoretical physics which were both panned by their peers. Ridiculed by sections of French media, they won a 2014 court case for defamation… READ THE REST
These are the top three winners in the 2021 Best Illusion of the Year contest, orchestrated by the Neural Correlate Society—a nonprofit that "promotes scientific research into the neural correlates of perception and cognition." "How we see the outside world―our perception―is generated indirectly by brain mechanisms, and so all perception is illusory to some extent,"… READ THE REST
Richard Leakey, the Kenyan paleoanthropologist who discovered key evidence that Africa was the birthplace of humankind, has died at age 77. An esteemed fossil hunter and conservationist, Leakey was the son of paleontology legends Louis and Mary Leakey. From the New York Times: One of his most celebrated finds came in 1984 when he helped… 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. Do you hate the taste of water, or lack thereof, so much that you have to force yourself to drink it? Well, it turns out you aren't alone, and the solution to a… 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. When it comes to finishing an outfit with a classic and classy touch, there's still nothing that beats a watch. Everybody has a phone with the time on it, so perhaps… 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. Email. We need it to function in modern society, right? So why didn't anyone teach us how to manage our inboxes in school? Now that our own kitchen appliances are sending us… READ THE REST