Sardines Take 400 Times Less Fuel To Catch Than Shrimp

Your shrimp cocktail is secretly a major waste of fossil fuel

This half-albino redwood tree has swirls of green and yellowish-white, as well as male and female cones.

Rare Half-Albino Redwood Tree Is Safe, For Now

One rare, half-albino redwood in California was slated to be chopped down, but local outcry has saved it

DDT Is Still Killing Birds in Michigan

DDT was banned in the United States more than 40 years ago, but it's still killing birds in a town in Michigan

Lead from mining operations in Broken Hill, Australia, reached Antarctica before humans did.

Pollution Beat People to the South Pole

Before people ever made it to the South Pole, a pollutant had beaten us there

The Bahamian Andros Island, surrounded by the bright blue of Great Bahama Bank.

Saharan Dust Helped Build the Bahamas

Minerals blown off the Sahara fuel the microbes that undergird the Bahaman ecosystem

The original expedition to Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave, more than 30 years ago.

A Wyoming Cave Full Of Ice Age Animal Bones is Finally Being Opened To Scientists

After being closed for three decades, a remote sinkhole full of ancient bones will be opened to researchers

The Experience of Almost Dying Is Surprisingly Calm

People who have had near-death experiences report that they are quite peaceful.

Some Chimps Are Putting Grass in Their Ears For No Particular Reason

Some chimp are creating their own "ear accoutrements," perhaps the animal equivalent of a fashion statement.

Longer Prison Sentences Make Incarceration More "Contagious"

When people receive prison sentences about 17 months or longer, their peers become significantly more likely to be locked up

Euclid, the Game

This Geometry Game Is Nerdy, Addictive Fun

Bisecting an angle has never been more fun

This Rover Drives Under Ice And Could Explore Extraterrestrial Oceans

By driving on the underside of ice, this device can explore difficult-to-access waters on Earth, and possibly beyond.

Rush For "Himalayan Viagra" Leads to Clashes, Deaths

Demand for a medicinal fungus has led to over-harvesting of the substance in the Himalayas, as well as clashes and deaths.

In a Blizzard, You Can Watch How Wind Turbines Move the Air

It's pretty cool to see the patterns turbines create in the wind. But it could also help design better blades.

5 Diseases You Can Get From Being Bitten—By A Human

As Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suárez demonstrated yesterday, sometimes people bite others. Here are five diseases you can get from human chomps.

Morning People May Act Less Ethically at Night

Early birds become less ethical late at night, and night owls are more likely to be dishonest early in the morning, a study shows.

The software can spot people with these disorders: (A) Angelman, (B) Apert, (C) Cornelia de Lange, (D) Down, (E) Fragile X, (F) Progeria, (G) Treacher-Collins, (H) Williams-Beuren.

This Software Can Spot Rare Genetic Disorders Just by Looking at a Person's Face

New software can spot genetic disorders like Down's syndrome by analyzing photographs of faces

Pope Calls Out Italy's Most Powerful Mob, Which You Probably Haven't Heard Of

The 'Ndrangheta reportedly made more money than McDonalds last year, but you've probably never heard of them

Fish Exposed to Oil From BP Gulf Spill Swim Half as Fast

This is the second study in several months suggesting that the BP Deepwater Horizon spill has had lasting harmful effects on fish

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