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Bezos Says That When Pee Tape Is Released It Will Be Free for All Amazon Prime Members

SEATTLE (The Borowitz Report)—Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, announced on Tuesday that when the purported “pee tape” becomes available it will be offered free to all Amazon Prime members.<p>Speaking to reporters in Seattle, Bezos said that the pee-tape offer was “consistent with Amazon’s mandate …

eCommerce

Why on Earth is Space Camp in Alabama?

At Space Camp, young people train like astronauts. Using high-tech simulators and learning from experts, they live and work as a team to plan a …

'Exploding Ant' Rips Itself Apart To Protect Its Own

When attacked, this otherwise assuming ant also releases a yellowish goo that smells like curry.<p>High in the treetops of Borneo, there’s an ant with a deadly secret. It can explode.<p>On the outside, it’s just an inconspicuous, brownish-red ant. It lacks large mandibles, cannot sting, and generally …

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Telescopes

New Zealand Eradicates Invasive Mice From Antipodes Islands

The Antipodes had a mouse problem. But no more.<p>New Zealand, which owns the subantarctic archipelago, says its years-long effort to rid the rodents has finally paid off.<p>"This is huge news for conservation both in New Zealand and internationally," said conservation minister Eugenie Sage.<p>The Antipodes …

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

The odd history of horses | Elsa Panciroli

We’re so used to seeing horses, we often forget just what a bunch of weirdos they are. Let’s start with their feet: can you name another animal with only one hoof? If you said cow, sheep or goat, then you need to take a closer look next time you’re on the farm, because they all have two hooves per …

Wild Horses

Why Won't The Old Caveman Stereotypes For Neanderthals Die?

<i>Barbara J. King is an anthropology professor emerita at the College of William and Mary. She often writes about the cognition, emotion and welfare of animals and about biological anthropology, human evolution and gender issues. Barbara's new book is</i> Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds …

Humanity

Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a moment of high drama at the White House on Tuesday morning, Donald J. Trump dove under his desk after a can of Diet Coke opened with an unexpectedly loud sound.<p>Moments earlier, Trump had pressed a button on his desk, summoning Vice-President Mike Pence to the …

Mike Pence

Trump Orders Parade to Celebrate His Hypothetical Act of Heroism in Florida School

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Shortly after he declared that he would have run into a Florida high school unarmed to thwart a mass shooting, Donald J. Trump announced that he was planning a parade in Washington, D.C., to celebrate his hypothetical act of heroism.<p>“Anyone can act with bravery in …

Heroism

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

Neutrons

Proposed Exomoon Defies Formation Theories

Last summer, scientists announced that they had found what could be the first moon to be spotted outside of the solar system. But new research on the …

Jeff Bezos Begins Installation of His Bonkers 10,000 Year Clock

Depending on the day, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is either the richest or second richest human on Earth. And while he’s trying to figure out how to …

Military Refuses to Participate in Trump’s Parade, Citing Bone Spurs

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The Pentagon has turned down Donald J. Trump’s request for a grand military parade in Washington, D.C., citing a sudden outbreak of bone spurs that would prevent men and women in uniform from participating.<p>Harland Dorrinson, a Pentagon spokesman, said that, within …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Hair Illusion Came Undone and We All Missed It

Last Friday, at the end of one of those frenetic weeks of news that now happen every week, President Trump boarded Air Force One. The wind whipped …

The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up

Three and a half hours east of Los Angeles lies the Salton Sea, a manmade oasis in the heart of the Mojave Desert. It was created in 1905, when a canal broke and the Colorado River flooded the desert for more than a year. The Sea became a tourist hotspot in the 1950's, perfect for swimming, …

Renewable Energy

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Detected Planets Outside Our Galaxy

This is crazy!<p>In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the …

A record label is about to start shipping vinyl copies of NASA's famous golden records

After years of effort, a group of music aficionados is finally bringing the full auditory experience of NASA's famous Voyager golden records to turntables all over the world.<p>NASA debuted its golden records — an album of messages, images, and audio meant as a record of Earth for aliens — before the …

Space Exploration

This Amazing Fossil Shows World's Earliest Birds Evolved Just Like Darwin's Finches

Nature is so beautiful.<p>The world's earliest known bird genus, <i>Archaeopteryx</i>, is only understood thanks to a small handful of fossils.<p>A new find from …

Dinosaurs

The Cheese Does Not Stand Alone: How Fungi And Bacteria Team Up For A Tastier Rind

It was the tiny streams of slime that stood out.<p>As a microbiologist who studies the rinds of cheeses like Stilton, Gruyere and Taleggio, Benjamin Wolfe had done plenty of experiments on bacteria, yeast and mold. But he'd never seen anything like this.<p>He wasn't actually running a lab test when he …

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Scientists Move Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine

The flu takes a formidable toll each year. Researchers and health workers save lives by routinely rolling out seasonal vaccines and deploying drugs …

Humans Share a Relevant Gene With This Fish That Can Repair Its Spinal Cord

This has huge implications.<p>The lamprey looks about as different from a human as you can imagine. This fish has an eel-like, finless body, bulging …

Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur.<p>Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of a crow-sized, bird-like dinosaur with colorful feathers from northeastern China that lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.<p>They …

Dinosaurs

Self-defense for plants

When you see brown spots on otherwise healthy green leaves, you may be witnessing a plant's immune response as it tries to keep a bacterial infection …

A Revolutionary New Type of Lens Focuses All The Colours of The Rainbow Into a Single Point

Wow wow wow.<p>A brand new type of lens called a metalens has just passed a major hurdle. A metalens is a flat surface that use nanostructures to focus …

Nanotech

13 Surprisingly Weird Reasons Why Crows And Ravens Are The Best Birds, No Question

They're definitely better than monkeys.<p>We're sure you have your favourite animal. It may even be a really smart one. But corvids - such as crows, …

Scientists Discover an Entirely New Biological System That Regulates Body Fat

Independent of diet and exercise.<p>New research has identified a mechanism in the body that appears to act as a kind of internal bathroom scale, …

Plants Are Better at Complex Decision-Making Than We Ever Realised

Pretty good for not having a brain.<p>We know that plants can learn, and make decisions, and we now have a new level of insight into the decision-making …

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics