Petting Zoos May Be Chock Full of Superbugs
Animals

Petting Zoos May Be Chock Full of Superbugs

Apr 15, 2019

Those adorably tame goats and other animals you love to touch at your local petting zoo might not be so harmless after all, according to some early research out this weekend. It suggests that many petting zoo animals could harbor and potentially spread dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including two strains of ...

The Biggest Lies We Heard About Net Neutrality This Week
Technology

The Biggest Lies We Heard About Net Neutrality This Week

Apr 14, 2019

"Consumer protection" isn't a phrase you'll find on the resume of a person who devises dishonest, meaningless soundbites like, "Net neutrality is about government takeover of the internet." But most Washington lawmakers don't really care what a soundbite means or whether it's they're true. It just needs to be catchy,...

Meet the Wild Creatures That Roamed Ancient Texas
Animals

Meet the Wild Creatures That Roamed Ancient Texas

Apr 14, 2019

A comprehensive analysis of thousands of fossils collected during the Great Depression in Texas has revealed a remarkable diversity of ancient wildlife. With elephant-like gomphotheres, rhinos, antelopes, and camels, the Lone Star State was once a very Serengeti-like place.