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TV Talk: June 30, 2016

What makes fireflies glow?

Parents of inquisitive kids: Listen up.<p>For years, scientists have known the basic ingredients behind a firefly's light. But a new study from the Journal of the American Chemical Society finally answers the question ‘Why do fireflies glow?’<p>Sarah Sander is a postdoctoral associate of molecular …

Nature

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 1995, Slant Studio’s projects range in scale from houses to live/work conversions to residential and commercial interiors. We work in a …

These 5 Real Chip Flavors Are Seriously Strange

<i>This article was written by Leandre Low and was originally posted on AskMen (he also shot a pretty funny accompanying video -- you should check it out here).</i><p>Potato chips are delicious. The crispy little treat is popular for a reason. But what happens when science goes a little too far? The answer, …

Flavors

Breaking Down the Numbers Behind Sex Work

Infographics

Myths and Mysteries Surround Chile’s Desert Drawings

A Greenpeace stunt turned the international spotlight on Peru's 1,500-year-old Nazca Lines this month, but they're not the only enigmatic (and endangered) ancient drawings in South America. Chile's Atacama Desert is also host to a set of geoglyphs that are best seen from the air.<p>Hundreds of …

South America

Mexican female bullfighter Karla de los Angeles gored

<b>Mexican bullfighter Karla de los Angeles has been injured in a bullfight in Mexico City.</b><p>Ms de los Angeles was going in for the kill during Sunday's event when the bull tossed her over its head.<p>The bullfighter continued the fight after being attended to, but during a second attempt to kill the …

Los Angeles

Mysterious Russian holes: Is Earth becoming perforated?

A third gigantic hole has appeared in northern Russia, baffling scientists.<p>Siberian reindeer herders literally stumbled upon a scientific mystery …

Man Walks Into McDonald's With Knife Sticking Out of His Back

A man walked into a McDonald's in Jamaica, Queens this morning with a six-inch knife sticking out of his back. He reportedly walked into the …

McDonald's

Sasha Shulgin, "Godfather of Ecstasy," Dead at 88

Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, pioneer, pharmacologist, author, and medicinal chemist, passed away this evening at the age of 88. He is best known for …

Eating Breakfast with Giraffes in Kenya

Photograph by <b>Giraffe Manor/The Safari Collection</b> <br>Website | Flickr | Facebook<p>Dating back to the 1930s, Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s iconic …