A team of paleontologists from the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales have published a paper in Nature announcing the discovery of Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a new, vegetarian, Jurassic theropod.
Researchers examined “levels of racism,” quantified by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” for whether it was a predictor of Black mortality and determined that it definitely might be.
If you’ve been to see one of the SGU Skeptical Extravaganzas you will have seen the bit called “Facts that Will Fuck You Up.” That was definitely the reaction I had to the calculations made by students from the University of Leicester to estimate how much of the Amazon Rainforest would be required to print out the entire non-explicit internet.
In a study published last week in PLOS One, Florida researchers have uncovered a new hybrid species of termite formed as Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus) and Asian subterranean termites (C. gestroi) do the deed.
A year after the explosion at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, the U.S. Department of Energy released a report concluding that the incident was the result of drum #68660 bursting after workers used organic instead of inorganic cat litter to soak up the nuclear waste. A summary of the report can be read here.
The interesting thing about these frogs was their unusual incubation procedure; these two species were the only known frogs that incubated offspring in the stomach of the mother.