May 28, 2020

Tastes like chicken

Dinosaurs got hungry, too.

Aggressive cannibal rats

Aggressive cannibal rats. It's just what you think it is. Thanks, Covid.

Stress address

There is apparently one spot in your brain that's the "home" of all your stress. Nuke the site from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.

May 27, 2020

They probably want to hurry before it’s too late

German researchers say they've found a way to teach artificial intelligence right from wrong. Good luck!

Accept no %@$#& substitutes

Cursing can reduce pain, but you have to REALLY curse. No Ned Flanders allowed.

The chemistry of fracking water

The latest study of wastewater from fracking doesn't find surprises, but it does find a bunch of carcinogens.

A new crop of fuels

The Navy is fueling its Tomahawk missiles with fuel from ... corn?

Tell the Lorax we’re on the case

The Brits may have found a way to save millions of ash trees with a little careful breeding.

Save the cute ones!

Animals that want to be saved by humans need to be cute — in very specific ways.

May 26, 2020

A spoonful of spice blend helps the inflammation go down

Adding a spoonful of this spice blend, Penn State researchers say, can reduce inflammation after eating — and maybe longer.

Shadow power

Researchers at the University of Singapore found a way to use shadows to generate electricity.

Just like grandma used to say

MIT grads have made an online chatbot that sounds human. Yay.

Talk amongst yourselves

Who's talking about Covid? On Twitter (and probably elsewhere), it turns out to be a whole lotta bots.

Know any duck cuddlers?

The CDC is warning people about cuddling or kissing their poultry. You know who you are.

May 22, 2020

Steve Austin is waiting

A new artificial eye is even better than human ones.

Useful coronavirus trackers

Here are two good sites for tracking the spread of Covid-19 without having to read much about it.

Brood IX is coming

A few million cicadas are about to make themselves known in parts of the South.

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