February 2018

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    How To Trap A Cat In Just 3 Simple Steps

    We all know that cats are attracted to boxes, but what about circles? Thankfully, the internet is conducting a highly scientific experiment regarding the behavioral psychology of cats, and many feline scientists have thoroughly tested their hypotheses. There are several reasons why cats love boxes, but the big one is safety and security, says Marilyn […] More

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    A Weirder-Than-Usual Tardigrade Just Turned Up in a Parking Lot

    A newfound species of tardigrade, or “water bear,” with tendril-festooned eggs has been discovered in the parking lot of an apartment building in Japan. The newfound tardigrade, Macrobiotus shonaicus, is the 168th species of this sturdy micro-animal ever discovered in Japan. Tardigrades are famous for their toughness: They can survive in extreme cold (down to minus 328 degrees […] More

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    The Secret History of the First Cat in Space

    On October 18th, 1963, the Centre national d’études in France was set to send a small cat named Félix into space. After lagging behind its Soviet and American competitors, France was eager to stake its claim in the space race—with cats, for some reason. But on launch day, the mischievous little beast went missing—and an […] More

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    You’ve heard of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. But have you heard of SpaceX’s BFR?

    Last week, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy on its maiden voyage to Mars and the Asteroid Belt, surpassing even SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s own expectations for the mission. We know it exceeded his expectations based on his reaction to the launch itself: Holy flying fuck, that thing took off! Indeed it did, and it’s […] More

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    Starman, atop the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, goes rogue and into deep space!

    For those of you who watched SpaceX launch the Falcon Heavy yesterday, there’s good news, there’s great news, there’s bad news, then there’s interesting news. As I wrote about before, the measure of success for this mission was to just get the rocket off Launchpad 39A before the thing exploded, so it didn’t damage the […] More

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    Here’s Who Will Win Super Bowl LII, According to a Hippo

    WARNING: This article contains spoilers for a future live sporting event, assuming that you accept that a 1-year-old hippo has the power to violate all known laws of time and space. Fiona the hippo has determined that the Philadelphia Eagles will win the 2018 Super Bowl, and she communicated her determination to humanity by eating […] More