25 Best Delta 8 Brands of 2021

This article contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. It’s been a lovely year for the Delta 8 THC industry. With exciting new brands popping up every day and a cacophony of celebrated CBD brands clamoring for the Delta 8 limelight, it’s been a barrage of […]

The Last Papuan Mummies

By 2008, the condition of a Papuan village leader named Moimango had already been deteriorating for decades as he sat on the side of a cliff roughly 1,000 feet above a valley floor. His position beneath an overhang protected him from rainfall, but wind erosion was still slowly taking its toll.   Moimango had spent quite […]

CBD Oil Side Effects: Full Breakdown and Best Products

This article contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. There are many reasons why CBD products have become so popular. One of the top driving factors behind this compound’s success are the many therapeutic benefits that it offers. CBD, which is extracted from hemp, interacts with […]

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Wildlife Oasis

Monarch butterflies are disappearing. Other insects are on the decline as well. So are birds. Forests in the U.S. have been reduced by a third since the arrival of Europeans. Some 99 percent of our prairies are gone, too. In this time of widespread ecological catastrophe, it can be tempting to let eco-anxiety give way […]

Wild New Paper Claims Earth May Be Surrounded by a Giant Magnetic Tunnel

Mysterious structures in the sky that have puzzled astronomers for decades might finally have an explanation – and it’s quite something. The North Polar Spur and the Fan Region, on opposite sides of the sky, may be connected by a vast system of magnetized filaments. These form a structure resembling a tunnel that circles the […]

Who Is the Enslaved Child in This Portrait of Yale University’s Namesake?

Yale’s namesake sits at the center of this group portrait, Elihu Yale With Members of His Family and an Enslaved Child (circa 1719, attributed to John Verelst). Public domain via Yale Center for British Art / Gift of Andrew Cavendish, eleventh Duke of Devonshire For decades, an unsettling portrait of Yale University’s namesake and early benefactor, British American colonist Elihu […]

Meteorite Crash-Landed in a Canada Woman’s Bed While She Slept

The researchers plan to to gather images, measurements and possibly samples of the meteorite, per CTV News. They are also asking residents near Golden to check for video, such as dash cam footage, from October 3 at 11:33 p.m. that may have captured a glimpse of the fireball. (Pictured: A shooting star streaks across a starry […]

New Research Dispels Theory That First Americans Came From Japan

Scientists studied ancient teeth for their findings. Getty Images For decades, scientists speculated that Native Americans were related the Jomon, an ancient people who settled in Japan about 15,000 years ago. Similarities between archaeological materials found on both sides of the Pacific Ocean pointed to this possibility. New genetic research of teeth and physical analysis […]

The Secret Science Behind Alcohol-Removed Wine

Trying to cut back on alcohol and considering a move to alcohol-removed wine? Not that long ago, you may have been told, “don’t bother.” Alcohol-free beer wasn’t that bad — but wine without alcohol was often seriously disappointing, even for amateur drinkers. And there’s good reason for that. Winemaking is both an art and a […]

Ten Breathtaking Images From the 2021 Nature Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

This year’s overall winner Laurent Ballesta spent more than 3,000 hours trying to capture his stunning undersea image of mating groupers. Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The winning images from this year’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards capture an up-close encounter with an elusive spider, a magical undersea kept forest, and a glimpse […]

Hundreds of Ornate, Rock-Cut Tombs Discovered in Ancient Turkish City

The tombs feature images of vines, flowers and geometric patterns, as well as mythological figures. Blaundos Archaeological Excavation Project Archive Excavations at Blaundos in Uşak, Turkey, have revealed 400 rock-cut tombs dated to 1,800 years ago, when the ancient city was under Roman control. Many of the tombs are decorated with images of vine branches, bunches […]

McDonald’s Will Offer More Sustainable Happy Meal Toys by 2025

The change to more eco-friendly toys is already underway in some countries like the UK and Ireland. In France, kids can choose between receiving a sustainable toy or a book in the “One Book or One Toy” program with their Happy Meal.  David Paul Morris/Getty Images Since launching the first Happy Meal in 1979, McDonald’s […]

Three Craft Artists Share How the Pandemic Has Reshaped Life and Art

The internationally recognized paper artist Jiyong Chung works in the Korean craft of Joomchi (above: Balance IV, detail), a technique that was born of necessity centuries ago. Smithsonian Women’s Committee, courtesy of the artist Mother and daughter Rebecca and Amanda Lucario dig for clay at the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico to create exquisitely detailed handmade pottery. […]

10 Invasive Species You Can (and Should) Eat

Does the sight of a bullfrog make your mouth water? Does the thought of a swamp rat make your stomach growl? The odds are probably low, but you may want to reconsider. In the U.S., approximately 50,000 non-native species have been introduced to its lands and waters, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Of […]