Reindeer Population Saved From Brink of Extinction

Hooray for wildlife conservation! The Svalbard Reindeer, which populate the Norwegian archipelago, are thriving contrary to the downward trend of endangered reindeer species across the northern hemisphere, says a study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management. Since 1925, the Norwegian government and scientists have implemented crucial steps to preserve Read more…

Hors Piste

[embedded content] A mountain rescue team finds a skier who needs help. But this is the day that everything will go wrong. More so than you ever imagined, but you’ll still laugh. The award-winning French short Hors Piste was directed by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, and Oscar Malet, Read more…

A Very Good Boy

George was a Jack Russell terrier who lived in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand. In 2007, a group of five children were walking home when they were attacked by two pit bulls. Nine-year-old George raced to defend the children, and was gravely injured in the fight. His owner, Alan Gay, reluctantly Read more…

Art or knot art? This is the question.

Christophe • 1 hour ago [embedded content] Artist Keith Williams shows his craftmanship wonders on leftover pieces of wood. PREVIOUS STORY NEXT STORY Like this? Please share & join us Like this? Upvote   and earn   10 NeatoPoints   redeemable for neat stuff! Newest 1 Please enable JavaScript in Read more…

Data Brokers are Cruising for a Bruising

Despite historic breach after historic breach, our personal data largely remains unprotected and up for grabs. Late last month, WIRED reported that 1.2 billion personal records—from social media handles and email addresses to phone numbers—were left exposed in an easily accessible database. The records were discovered by security researcher Vinny Read more…

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

Have you heard the good news? Self-driving cars will solve all our problems. If you believe the headlines, autonomous vehicles will reduce traffic congestion, improve commutes, save lives, and even solve “the loneliness epidemic.” Proponents of the technology often add another item to that list: these miracle automobiles will increase Read more…

Today’s Cartoon: Dry Phone Diet

Thursday, December 5, 2019. By Jeremy Nguyen, with cartooncollections.com. Want to fix your own phone using more than pantry staples? The right-to-repair movement is making waves in Congress. Wednesday, December 4, 2019. By Benjamin Schwartz, with cartooncollections.com. Introduce enough people via email and you’ll start to run out of storage Read more…

Can Climate Change Cause Birds to Shrink?

New evidence published in the journal Ecology Letters would suggest so. As temperatures start to rise, more researchers are beginning to discover the previously undocumented effects of climate change on species adapting to changes in their environment. In 1978, the study’s lead author, Brian Weeks, noticed the staggering number of Read more…