No really, and before anyone from the UK gets their knickers in a twist, you folks called it that first when you invented it.
In 2013, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified the rate of climate change in the new millennium as less than the previous half-century. A recent study published in Science reports that this assessment is not correct.
If you perform a Google search right now for “What happened to the dinosaurs,” the answer box returns a quote describing dinosaurs as a conspiracy theory, along with a side link to a book by Ken Ham with that title.
A recent study published by veterinarians at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego compared 46 dolphin deaths in the region of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill with 106 bottlenose dolphin deaths from unaffected regions. The researchers discovered that Gulf dolphins had weaker lungs with leisions and abnormal adrenal glands; health problems identical to issues found in living Gulf dolphins in 2011, and similar to a study where oil was fed to mink with the result of shrunken adrenal glands.
Randy Olson has computed the optimal route for a road trip around the continental US based on an algorithm he developed for most efficiently finding Waldo in the Where’s Waldo books. He was challenged to do so by Discovery News contributor Tracy Staedter.
Despite the fact that they grow fairly easily, adapt to different climates, are popular among collectors, and can even be kept as houseplants, Pachypodiums are also quite poisonous. The sap stimulates the heart and in the right dose can kill, making it a popular choice for arrow poison in ancient times. So if you are into hunting, I suppose this would be an excellent choice for your garden.
According to an AP report, Google self-driving cars have been involved in 11 minor incidents on the road in the last six years, three since September of 2014. In September accident reporting became a requirement under the permits allowing them to drive on public roads. Believe it or not, none of the accidents were apparently the fault
Researchers at the University of Cambridge began indexing fossilized penis worm teeth to assist in identifying previously unknown fossilized specimens from the Cambrian period, 500 million years ago. The results were published in the journal Paleontology.
These are plants you might want to avoid because their names might not be easily pronounced by a third grader. Be warned, they are temptingly tasty.