Earth’s Oceans Have Absorbed Far More Heat Than Experts Believed, Study Claims

A new study says we’ve vastly underestimated the amount of heat trapped by Earth’s oceans due to global warming.
Sarah Emerson
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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