Meet Kyle Kandilian, a 20-year-old University of Michigan-Dearborn student who raises tens of thousands of cockroaches, in his apartment, for fun and profit. Depending on the species, Kandilian's roaches can be had for as little as a dime a dozen, or as much as $200 for a very special individual bug. He's using the money to help pay for college.
"Our couch was the front line and our patience was our weapon." Absolutely amazing coronavirus 'stay at home' spot from the German government, above. You might not think of humor as an effective way to drive home the message that staying at home helps slow the spread of COVID-19. But that's what's most amazing about… READ THE REST
Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds, premiering tomorrow on Apple TV+, is filmmaker Werner Herzog and geoscientist Clive Oppenheimer's new documentary about meteorites, their impact (heh) on culture, and the existential threat that a giant meteor could mean the end of humanity. From The Guardian: Weird things spring up in the blast radius. The shock and awe… READ THE REST
You may recall that last year, Nautilus EV discovered a whale fall being actively scavenged. One year later they returned to see what happens a year after a baleen whale dies and sinks to the bottom of the sea. Whale falls are of great interest to scientists because they have not been easy to document… READ THE REST
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on the holidays, we're all expecting some big changes this time around. However, Mother Nature isn't really all… READ THE REST
This year has given us a perfect opportunity to work on a holiday season project. Since virtually every family has loads of history trapped in old slides, negatives, and photos, this might be just the right time to make sure those precious and historic moments are digitized and preserved for eternity. That used to mean… READ THE REST
Your mom always told you to sit up straight. And, chances are, she wasn't telling you that just to hear herself talk. Posture matters–and for more than just appearances. Right now, about 31 million Americans are experiencing some form of lower back pain. Half of all working Americans suffer from back pain every year, and… READ THE REST