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The Beetl robot is designed to pick up dog poop

October 30th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

While I prefer to walk my dogs, there have been times when the weather has been bad, or I’m just too tired at the end of the day, and they end up pooping in the yard. If you let your dog do its business on your lawn, then this new invention could be a godsend. […]



Bug smuggling is big business

September 13th, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Demand for exotic pets and collectors’ items drives a flourishing illegal trade in beetles, spiders, and more. SPECIAL AGENT RYAN Bessey was in his office at the New Jersey branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in Galloway, on September 23, 2015, when he took a call from a colleague in the intelligence unit. […]



Using CRISPR to resurrect the dead

July 8th, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

Gene-editing breakthroughs could allow us to bring extinct species, like the woolly mammoth, back from the dead. But should we? It really is worse than you think. We’ve gorged ourselves on fossil fuels, vacuumed up the Earth’s forests and spewed toxic gases into the atmosphere for years on end. The planet is getting warmer, we’re […]



Millennials are disrupting Thanksgiving with their tiny turkeys

November 22nd, 2018 at 4:28 am » Comments Off

Millennials kill again. The latest victim? Big Thanksgiving turkeys. Tiny turkeys are gaining popularity. Small birds are having a big moment. Tiny turkeys will increasingly grace Thanksgiving tables next week, thanks to the millennial generation’s ongoing campaign to remake American gastronomy. The holiday depicted by Norman Rockwell-Grandma showing off a cooked bird so plump it weighs […]



The foolishness of fail fast, fail often

September 19th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift to ‘fail fast, fail often.’” It was a great moment. For me at least. In my head, I was playing buzzword bingo, and with the use of “Agile,” “Lean,” and […]



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