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Do not Stress over the ‘Terrific Pyramid-Sized’ Asteroid Fee to Zip Past the Earth Today

Do not Stress over the ‘Terrific Pyramid-Sized’ Asteroid Fee to Zip...

An artistic depiction shows a huge asteroid about to slam into Earth. Credit: Shutterstock You might have seen a news alert that an asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza is going to zip past Earth today (July 24). It's true, but don't worry. If an asteroid were going to kill you, you…
Do not look now, however a large asteroid simply buzzed our planet

Do not look now, however a large asteroid simply buzzed our...

This NASA illustration depicts an asteroid during a close approach. NASA The largest asteroid to come within one lunar distance of Earth so far this year flew by us about midday Wednesday. And we all survived. Asteroid 2019 NN3 could be as big as a fancy mansion or a sizable warehouse. It was first spotted…
‘I Do Not Feel Safe’: Puerto Rico Preps For Next Storm Without Enough Federal Government Aid

‘I Do Not Feel Safe’: Puerto Rico Preps For Next Storm...

In Utuado, Puerto Rico, construction work is still going on to replace a bridge destroyed in Hurricane Maria. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption toggle caption Greg Allen/NPR In Utuado, Puerto Rico, construction work is still going on to replace a bridge destroyed in Hurricane Maria. Greg Allen/NPR Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria, the town of…
What Occurs If You Do Not Secure a Splinter?

What Occurs If You Do Not Secure a Splinter?

It can be a freeing feeling to shuck off your shoes and walk outside barefoot during the warm spring and hot summer, until the deck sticks your exposed foot with a tiny, pointy gift: a splinter. But it's so tiny or so deeply stuck in the skin that you can't get it out. So, what…
This VC and his company do not concentrate on specific innovations or sectors. Rather, they try to find start-ups with a sort of network capacity. Here’s why.

This VC and his company do not concentrate on specific innovations...

Pete Flint and his partners aren't like many of their peers. Many venture-capital firms focus on particular technologies or industries, like artificial intelligence or healthcare. Flint and his team at NFX concentrate instead of finding businesses built to take advantage of network effects. Network effects are what happens when a company's service or technology becomes…
UFOs Are Genuine, However Do Not Presume They’re Alien Spaceships

UFOs Are Genuine, However Do Not Presume They’re Alien Spaceships

UFOs are very real, as we have recently seen — but that doesn't mean E.T. has been violating our airspace. "UFO" refers to any flying object an observer cannot readily identify. And pilots with the U.S. Navy saw fast-moving UFOs repeatedly off the East Coast throughout 2014 and 2015, in one case apparently nearly colliding…
What We (Do Not) Speak About When We Speak About Pornography

What We (Do Not) Speak About When We Speak About Pornography

From left to right: Jacky St. James, David Cruz, Danielle Brinkley, Shira Tarrant, Isiah Maxwell, Lisey Sweet. Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption toggle caption Liz Kuball for NPR From left to right: Jacky St. James, David Cruz, Danielle Brinkley, Shira Tarrant, Isiah Maxwell, Lisey Sweet. Liz Kuball for NPR A porn director worries that…
Zombies do not simply exist in programs like ‘The Strolling Dead’– here are 9 genuine examples of zombie animals in nature

Zombies do not simply exist in programs like ‘The Strolling Dead’–...

African sleeping sickness is caused by parasites transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly in Africa. The disease can affect many types of mammals, including cattle, sheep, elephants, South African white-tailed deer, and primates. Infected animals become listless and emaciated, losing hair and becoming weaker until paralysis sets in. The most notable symptom of…
Swim Quick – Great White Sharks Do Not!

Swim Quick – Great White Sharks Do Not!

While most people are afraid of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), Yuuki Watanabe was drawn to them since childhood. “Personally, I love white sharks. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated (for unknown reason) by something big, fast, and looking cool, including space shuttle, bullet trains, and white sharks,” Watanabe, from the National…
Swim Quick … Great White Sharks Do Not!

Swim Quick … Great White Sharks Do Not!

While most people are afraid of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), Yuuki Watanabe was drawn to them since childhood. “Personally, I love white sharks. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated (for unknown reason) by something big, fast, and looking cool, including space shuttle, bullet trains, and white sharks,” Watanabe, from the National…
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