Congratulations, we survived to the end of the decade! Coincidentally, if the people listed in this article have their way, it may be one of the last decades that anyone survives at all. It feels...
Each day more than trillions of cells in your body work in unison to keep you alive. Now, an ambitious new project, spearheaded by the National Institutes of Health, has set out to map each of...
Right now, hundreds of thousands of Californians are living without electricity — utility company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) hit the kill switch to prevent its own decaying infrastructure from...
Posting a photo to social media could’ve cost Japanese pop star Ena Matsuoka her life. On September 1, obsessed fan Hibiki Sato attacked Matsuoka outside her home, dragging her to a dark corner to...
Over the last decade scientists have made huge advancements in our understanding of the human gut microbiome and how it affects our health. Unfortunately, a lot of what science has revealed is...
Tell Google Maps to point you toward an abortion clinic North Dakota, and you might find yourself being directed to the doorsteps of anti-abortion groups like North Dakota Right to Life. This sort...
As you’ve probably noticed, gut health is all the rage among health bloggers and reporters. Punch “improve gut health” into Google and you’ll get dozens of articles and blog posts with titles like...
Mass Surveillance It used to be the case that while Google’s “Street View” cars were zipping around town and taking eye-level photos to add into Google Maps, they were also gathering 600 gigabytes...
Deep beneath the Pacific Ocean at Point Nemo, the region between New Zealand and South America farthest from any landmass, lies a mass grave containing hundreds of discarded carcasses. These bodies...
Buncha Narcs If you had plans to capitalize on the growing trend of marijuana legalization by starting a weed-delivery app, then the Google Play Store is not the place for you. Google just banned...