Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year – The Washington Post

Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms. There’s a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up from a darkened corner of […]

How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” Five neuroscientists argue that fancy new technologies have led the field astray. Google Metadata A rat’s brain activity is recorded by sensors connected to its head. Reuters It’s a good time to be interested in the brain. Neuroscientists can now turn neurons on or off with just a […]

One of the Weirdest Weather Months in U.S. History Set 20,000+ Records | The Weather Channel

Story Highlights Five years ago the U.S. saw one of its most extreme weather months in history. February 2017 shares similarities with March 2012 because of the widespread early-season warmth. The eastern U.S. experienced a rash of extreme weather in February 2017, from record warmth that has led to the early blooming of trees and […]

Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule | TheHill

President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule. The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed […]

Largest outdoor gear show abandons Salt Lake City after 20 years to protest Utah Republicans’ conservation stance – The Washington Post

People attend the Outdoor Retailer show at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City in January. (Rick Bowmer/AP) The twice-a-year Outdoor Retailer show is the world’s largest trade exhibition for one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. It’s where companies such as Patagonia, the North Face, REI, Black Diamond and Polartec hawk their coolest […]

The NRA just persuaded Congress to legalize the killing of bear cubs in wildlife refuges

The House voted to overturn the Obama administration’s ‘Fair Chase’ rule. CREDIT: AP Photo/Becky Bohrer The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to legalize the killing of black bear cubs and their mothers at their dens in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. The controversial measure, backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), overturns a ‘Fair Chase’ rule, […]