Pro blogger, media architect, student of environmental and computer sciences, social media guy, ultimate frisbee player. I live in Portland, Maine, write for MNN.com, and work anywhere there's a good project.
It's Monday, and you can probably think of a lot of other places where you'd rather be instead of at work. The day is long and lunch time is too short. Thank science for coffee and Internet breaks. Put aside the woes and weight of the world for a few minutes and smile your way through this collection of 42 photos of cats yawning. There's somet […]
Crows are considered to be one of the smarter animals in the wild kingdom, with some species capable of both tool use and construction. The hooded crow of Isreal has been observed using bread as bait to catch fish while crows in Australia have learned how to eat the otherwise poisonous cane today — they flip the toads over to kill and eat them and avoid the […]
Cyclist Kevin Selagea was sprinting down the road at a brisk 30 mph when the driver of a Honda CRV tucked in right behind him, with just a few feet separating the car's bumper and the bicycle wheel. Kevin didn't notice the dangerous drafter until he passed by a police officer who saw what was happening on the road. The police lights flashed up an […]
Parkour! Parkour is the art of moving from one place to another in a fast, fluid, efficient, and dynamic manner with nothing but the clothes on your back and the shoes on your feet — and even those are optional. Practitioners of parkour work to perfect their ability to leap, grasp, swing, roll, and stride under, over, around, and through any kind of obstac […]
Hail is no joke. Beachgoers in Novosibirsk, Siberia, recently found that out after dark storm clouds intruded on their summer day (temperatures were near 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and pelted them with volleys of hail. Someone happened to be filming during the "attack of the storm" and caught this on video: […]
You know you’re having a bad day when you get your head stuck in a buffalo — and the wrong end of a buffalo at that. This video shows a poor young, eager lion cub who made the mistake of diving into the backside of a buffalo without a good exit plan. The poor little guy (or girl) is seen in the video thrashing around and appears to pass out from the lack o […]
When the United States soccer team faced off against Ghana earlier this week during the 2014 World Cup, officials in Ghana were carefully monitoring the electricity grid against any disruption caused by millions of Ghanaians tuning into the game.
Time is a relative thing. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity said (among other things) that the passage of time can appear to be different between two observers depending one their particular situation (where they are standing relative to the object they are observing and how fast they are moving themselves). […]