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$51 million in bushfire donations reveals a big problem with viral Facebook fundraisers

As Australia's unprecedented bushfires destroyed over 31 million acres in early 2020, a Facebook fundraiser launched by comedian Celeste Barber went viral. Initially aimed at supporting rural New South Wales firefighters, the...

Narwhals buzz and click when they get close to food in rare, relatable audio

It turns out that narwhals don't just look like electric drills. In a wonderfully serendipitous turn of events, it turns out the big-toothed whales sound like drills as well.

Resistance band exercises are a low-cost way to stay fit during the quarantine

Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines and apps in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to technology, there are still plenty of...

Humans are basically good. This incredible new book proves it.

If you've been watching a lot of TV during the coronavirus lockdown, then like me you may have noticed an odd collision of ads.  One minute...

Monstrously fun knit masks encourage social distancing

Face mask style is a thing, and one Reykjavík designer has seriously upped the ante. The artist Ýrúrarí is a textile designer who works mostly with knitting. She says...

How to best organize all your saved recipes on Instagram

Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. You're scrolling through Instagram and just...

Your guide to dirty talk while social distancing

In the era of social-distancing, words have become one of our best replacements for physical intimacy. That's especially true when it comes to dirty talk, whether it's done over...

What coronaviruses emerging from a dying cell look like

The coronavirus, a parasite, can't multiply on its own. It needs to hijack a cell to reproduce by the thousands. Francis Collins, the director of the National...

New website offers quick mental health support during COVID-19

There's no shortage of local, state, and national helplines that offer support to people during emotional or mental health crises. The problem is that they've not been...

Scenes from ‘The Office’ recreated in ‘Animal Crossing’ are absolute perfection

Some people believe celebrity-packed films like Avengers: Endgame are the most ambitious crossover events in history, but those people have likely never seen their favorite scenes from The Office recreated in Animal Crossing.

Striking street art around the world reflects coronavirus impact

As the coronavirus drastically alters our day-to-day, at least for the time being, many have observed that life on Earth will never be the same. The impact of the...

Google Doodle celebrates pioneering doctor whose work helped develop the polio vaccine

121 years ago, on April 1, 1899, Dame Jean Macnamara, an Australian doctor and medical scientist whose work contributed to the development of a vaccine for polio, was born.

7 tips to help you observe Trans Day of Visibility

Amid a global pandemic, and on the eve of Trans Day of Visibility, Idaho Gov. Brad Little still found a way to limit transgender rights, signing two bills into law on...

Striking photos show empty landmarks around the world

Coronavirus has created a new normal, and it's quieter and far less crowded.  With more than one-third of the world's population hunkered down indoors, once-bustling international landmarks...

We’re ignoring an important factor when we talk about fighting coronavirus

I've begun drafting this sentence dozens of times. I keep failing to finish, but this is no ordinary writer's block.  Instead, I'm trying to find a...

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Why Trump can dynamite a sacred, protected hill to build the...

To make way for the expanding border wall, contractors hired by the Trump administration are presently blasting away protected land in Organ...

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