Articles by Ben Wolford

condom
Shocking Condom: The Next Generation Of Protection May Electrocute You [VIDEO]
Feb 25, 2014 11:19 AM E
A prototype condom takes the principles of a shock collar and applies them to a male's most sensitive nether regions. Raising funds for the project on Indiegogo, the developers promise to "make you one of these devices" in exchange for $350.
Ethiopian Sheep
Livestock Diets, Not Ours, Should Be Improved To Reduce Agricultural Impact On Climate Change: Study
Feb 24, 2014 17:28 PM E
Amid reports that livestock account for a big portion of greenhouse gas emissions, many environmentalists have argued for a reduction in meat consumption. But a study published Monday suggests it may be more efficient to feed livestock better food instead.
Pulsar and Asteroid
The Pulsar Vs. The Billion-Ton Asteroid: Astronomers Say Distant Star Is Getting Slammed With Space Rocks
Feb 21, 2014 16:52 PM E
What happens when a billion-ton asteroid collides with an even more massive pulsar? According to observations from a team of astronomers, the asteroids get vaporized, but the pulsar doesn't walk away uninjured.
Mauritius Kestrel
How The Resilient Mauritius Kestrel Changed Its Life Pattern To Survive Habitat Loss
Feb 20, 2014 13:17 PM E
A vulnerable species of birds on the African island of Mauritius has survived centuries of deforestation thanks to conservation efforts. But new research shows they've also helped themselves by speeding up their biological clocks.
Antechinus
Marsupial That Dies After 'Frantic' Sex: New Mouse-Like Species Discovered In Australia
Feb 19, 2014 15:48 PM E
A new, black-tailed species of a mousey Australian marsupial seems to share the same bizarre mating habit of its close relatives. Namely, it practices suicidal sex.
Supply Ship
International Space Station Takes Out The Trash: Garbage-Filled Supply Ship Will Incinerate In The Atmosphere [VIDEO]
Feb 18, 2014 16:56 PM E
The private space company Orbital Sciences Corp. completed its first supply mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday. Now all that's left is for the cargo spaceship to burn up in the atmosphere Wednesday afternoon over the Pacific Ocean.
Mount Hood
Volcano Magma Stays Cold Until Just Before Eruption; New Understanding Could Help Predictions
Feb 17, 2014 15:09 PM E
A study of two historical Mount Hood eruptions may change the way we think about volcanoes. The magma beneath them is much colder than we thought, right up until the eruption.
Asteroid Orbit
Asteroid Big Enough To Wipe Out An Entire City Will Zip Past Earth On Monday
Feb 17, 2014 11:14 AM E
A 270-meter-wide asteroid is going to brush past the Earth tonight at a distance of 2.1 million miles. Considering it's a rock big enough to destroy a city, that's pretty close. Worse, there are 1 million other asteroids in our neck of space that we have yet to discover.
Heliosphere
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Feb 16, 2014 14:11 PM E
Scientists are learning more about the mysterious boundary between the heliosphere and interstellar space. A magnetic ribbon there seems to act like a wind sock, aligning itself according to the influence of galactic magnetism.
Arctic Beluga Whale
How Melting Ice Allowed A 'Kitty Litter' Parasite To Spread to Arctic Whales, Threatening Humans
Feb 15, 2014 17:29 PM E
Nearly two decades ago, scientists predicted that climate change could cause the spread of bacteria and parasites. Their prediction has come true, according to Canadian researchers who discovered a house cat disease inside Arctic beluga whale populations.
Mars Rock
Mars Mystery Solved: NASA Says Strange Object Was A Rock, Not A Jelly Doughnut
Feb 15, 2014 15:50 PM E
Some people said it was debris from an asteroid impact. Others said it looked like a jelly doughnut. It was neither, NASA says. It was just a rock kicked over by the Mars rover.
Chaohusaurus
Dinosaur Embryo Frozen Mid-Birth Gives Paleontologists Rare Snapshot Of Ancient Reptile Baby-Making
Feb 15, 2014 13:43 PM E
An incredible fossil shows an ancient marine reptile mid-birth, a find that could hold the answer to an evolutionary question: did land reptiles give live births?
Atlanta Snowstorm
'Valentine's Day Canceled' By Georgia Sheriff During Snow Storm, And Actually Outraged People
Feb 14, 2014 15:26 PM E
When the Oconee County Sheriff's Office canceled Valentine's Day due to freezing rain and snow, it was completely joking. But some lovers of the holiday did not get the joke.
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