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Cop, Mayor's Sister Killed, Two Others Stabbed in Sunset, Louisiana

A man shot and killed a Sunset, Louisiana, police officer Wednesday and stabbed three women, one of them fatally — including two sisters of the mayor of neighboring Grand Coteau — before smashing his car into a convenience store, where he barricaded himself against police, authorities said.<p>The …

Law Enforcement

Your Fingerprint Can Reveal Cocaine Use

Scientists can already tell from people’s fingerprints if they’ve touched cocaine, but a new study goes one step further, showing that fingerprints …

June 2015

Diversity

Pump Up the Volume

<b>The hack:</b> Use what you already have around the kitchen to make iPhone speakers.<p><b>How to do it:</b> Cut a slit lengthwise in the middle of an empty paper …

Shark finning is brutal and sad

Startling infographic about the cruel practice of shark finning, and a word about overfishing from an expert.<p>Brought to you …

This is the first fully warm-blooded fish

The opah's whole body is five degrees Celsius warmer than the water it's in<p>At first glance, the opah looks like a giant, bloated disc armed with oh-so-puny fins. The two-meter-long creature is fun to look at, and maybe laugh at, but it's got a lot more to share with you than its looks. As it turns …

'House of cards' theory of evolution wins big - Futurity

Which model of evolution works best? The "house of cards" theory applies "across vast evolutionary time—in yeast, worms, and flies," says Jeffrey …

Whale rainbows

Whales are magnificent creatures and … they produce their own rainbows. Photo and video here.<p>Here’s a collection of photos, and a video, of rainbows …

Nature

Were dinosaurs tripping on hallucinogens?

Scientists discover fungus from which LSD is derived on ancient grass<p>Researchers have claimed that dinosaurs may have been tripping on hallucinogens.<p>They have discovered a perfectly preserved amber fossil that contains the oldest grass specimen ever found, on top of which was a 100 million-year-old …

Dinosaurs