Tag: Science

Baby sharks are eating the birds that live in your backyard

If you’re even a little bit on the internet—or have a child who is—you’re bound to have heard the song. Baby shark, do-do-do-do-do-do-… And now it’s stuck in your head again. You’re welcome. But Marcus Drymon doesn’t know it, because he’s too busy studying the real thing as a fisheries ecologist at Mississippi State University. […]

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This weekend’s Blue Moon isn’t the kind of Blue Moon you’re used to (and also isn’t blue)

This post has been updated, because you still care about the moons. Blue moons, pink moons, strawberry moons, supermoons. For some reason your news aggregation algorithm of choice thinks you really really really want to know all about these moons. “Catch This Weekend’s AMAZING SUPERMOON,” one headline (or, like, 500 of them) will announce. “The […]

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Muscle stiffness can be an athletic superpower

For most people, the term “stiffness” has negative connotations. When you wake up in the morning complaining of a “stiff back,” the remedy might include taking a hot shower, doing some yoga, swallowing aspirin, or visiting a physical therapist to loosen up. Stiffness is typically viewed as unpleasant and can limit one’s physical activities. Surprisingly, […]

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Here’s exactly how restricting abortion harms public health

This week, Alabama’s governor signed the most extreme anti-abortion bill in the country, effectively banning the procedure. It’s just one of a host of new laws restricting abortion: including one by the Missouri senate which passed a bill banning abortion after eight weeks, and one signed by the governor of Georgia banning abortion after six […]

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Naturally pink chocolate is finally here. But how is it made?

Willy Wonka has nothing on this Swiss chocolatier. Barry Callebaut, creators of the coveted “ruby chocolate,” says they’re finally bringing the pink-hued sweet stateside. The announcement comes two years after the new class of cocoa went public, and one year after the pink KitKat first appeared in Japan. Though the company still needs FDA approval […]

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Six pregnancy facts that will make you think twice about recent abortion bills

On Tuesday, Alabama’s Senate passed a bill almost completely banning abortion. The most extreme bill of its kind in the country, it comes on the tails of an only-slightly-less restrictive bill being signed into law by the governor of Georgia. These are just two of several state laws that undermine Roe v. Wade, the 1973 […]

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