DIGEST: [Gizmodo, Nature News] Tardigrades, or water bears, are tough little creatures. They’re only half a millimeter long fully-grown, but they can live through almost anything: temperatures as low as -458 degrees Fahrenheit or as high as 300 degrees, pressures six times greater than those in the deepest ocean trenches, extraordinary amounts of radiation, even … Continued
A new fault line is discovered in Southern California, but the impact on future earthquakes is still unknown.
The five-second rule is a myth, says scientists. Bacteria contaminates dropped food upon contact.
Sugar industry trade group paid scientists to downplay sugar’s negative health effects.
A Bureau of Land Management advisory board recommended selling or killing 45,000 wild horses and burros to save the rangeland ecosystem – but the proposal has been far from popular with the public.
Some scientists believe that the pulses dolphins use to speak share qualities of our own language.
[DIGEST: National Geographic, CNN] For years, a 7-foot tall sandstone pedestal at Cape Kiwanda, Oregon, was a popular tourist attraction for its uncanny likeness to a duck’s bill. When Oregon State Parks Department workers discovered that the Duckbill collapsed last week, they initially believed that age and gravity had finally taken its toll on the … Continued
[DIGEST: Washington Post, Gizmodo] An effort to prevent Zika-infected mosquitoes from taking root in South Carolina has dealt a major blow to the local honey bee population. Bees died in massive numbers after officials in Dorchester County approved the spraying of Naled, a common insecticide that kills mosquitoes on contact, over the countryside. Trucks spraying … Continued
Antarctica contains the most ice in the world, but it’s melting. Now, scientists know why.