The internet wanted to know which animals fart, so scientists happily obliged by Katherine Ellen Foley

Scientists take on the most important challenges of our time, like combating climate Continue reading

All car companies are probably cheating on their emissions standards by now, or they should be by Zoë Schlanger

Yesterday (Jan. 12), the federal government announced allegations that Fiat Chrysler has been cheating on emissions tests. According to the allegations, the computers in 104,000 Continue reading

People keep crashing drones into Seattle’s Space Needle by Mike Murphy

On Dec. 31, a drone pilot thought it would be nice to film Seattle’s most iconic structure, the Space Needle. The video started off well—beautiful, sweeping shots, taken during a Continue reading

Panoramic view from Spis Castle, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Slovakia by aimeesteins

Panoramic view from Spis Castle, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Slovakia Continue reading

NASA astronauts take a 6.5-hour spacewalk to swap out batteries by Hannah Yi

Two NASA astronauts took a 6.5-hour spacewalk today for some maintenance upgrades to the International Space Station. They replaced old nickel-hydrogen batteries for new lithium-ion ones. Continue reading

In Pakistan, secret Facebook groups are changing female friendship by Commentary

Around December last year, 20-something Karachiite Zara (name changed) felt desolate, as though she had no one in her life she could talk to. Continue reading

Dictionaries’ 2016 words of the year show how anxious we’ve all become by Ephrat Livni

Every year is turbulent and inherently full of events—births, deaths, war, terror. The rise and fall of leaders. The beginning and end of trends. But 2016 felt particularly Continue reading