NASA Helps the People of Earth Take a Global Selfie

On Earth Day this year (April 22), NASA put out a call for submissions of selfies for people all over the world. The selfies were submitted to NASA via social media, with the hashtag #globalselfie, and they received responses from people in every continent (even Antarctica) and 113 countries. These images were put… » 5/22/14 1:22pm 5/22/14 1:22pm

Supercat to the Rescue!

This little boy, Jeremy, is lucky to have such a good feline friend. The family tabby, Tara, body-slammed and chased a dog that had snuck up behind Jeremy and grabbed him. Jeremy came out of it with only a few stitches. There is a gif and video of the encounter which I'll post below - it's kind of scary, in that it… » 5/14/14 4:10pm 5/14/14 4:10pm

Statistically Accurate Climate Change "Debate"

John Oliver, former Daily Show correspondent, presented a statistically accurate climate change "debate" on his new show Last Week Tonight. Instead of having one person "for" the reality of climate change and one person "against" it (which is a misleading way of framing climate change issues on news shows because it… » 5/12/14 12:23pm 5/12/14 12:23pm


On April 8, the Philadelphia Zoo's breeding pair of Black-footed Cats welcomed the zoo's first litter! Proud parents Aza (mom) and Ascari (dad) now have two boys and one girl, whose names are Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal, respectively. Those names might be familiar to some of you. They're well-named - Black-footed… » 5/08/14 10:09pm 5/08/14 10:09pm