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climate change

Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy

A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.18
crime

Finding Murder Victims in Unmarked Graves Can Be Made Easier with Lasers, Study Shows

Researchers were able to detect the unmarked graves clearly, even compared to a control dig.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.6.18
reddit misbehavior

One Percent of Subreddits Are Responsible for Most of the Raids on Reddit

A new study suggests that most of Reddit's drama is started by a small number of communities on the website.
Sarah Emerson
3.15.18
you're being watched

This Is How Much Marketers Know About You Based on One Facebook Like

A new study indicates that it’s incredibly easy to target ads based on users’ personality types.
Louise Matsakis
12.4.17
downvote

New Study Finds That Most Redditors Don’t Actually Read the Articles They Vote On

And the world makes a little more sense.
Michael Byrne
11.30.17
Animal Cognition

At Least Eight Sheep in the World Can Recognize Barack Obama

In a new study, sheep can pick out a celebrity face from a rando's.
Samantha Cole
11.8.17
duck sex

Being a Male Duck Is One Big Dick Measuring Contest

Ducks are known for their bizarre corkscrew penises and complex vaginas.
Lisa Cumming
9.20.17
not-so-driverless cars

We Talked to a Driver Who Disguised Himself as a Car Seat

Do people freak out at the sight of a driverless car?
Samantha Cole
9.14.17
you're being followed

Nearly Half of the Most Popular Websites Use the Same Software to Track You Around the Internet

Third-party tracking software is increasingly controlled by only a handful of companies.
Louise Matsakis
7.10.17
sick beats

This Marimba-Playing Robot Composes Its Own Music

Researchers fed the AI nearly 5,000 songs, from Lady Gaga to Beethoven.
Louise Matsakis
6.13.17
don't freak out

LSD Makes It Harder to Recognize Fear in Others

The inability to recognize fear in others while on LSD may help treat depression and anxiety.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.4.17
study says

Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find

Sorry, haters.
Jordan Pearson
3.26.17