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Tasmanian Devils may wind up extinct, and not due to humans driving them out of their habitat. The culprit is a contagious cancer.

The British NHS claims sex is good for you. Yet another argument for universal health care?

The universe might not be as old as scientists thought, but what’s a million years to a universe, anyway?

I’ve suspected this for years, in large part because I’ve seen the change happen, but still, it’s nice to see confirmation–people read more now than they have in the recent past.

Magnetic north is moving to Russia.

Russia, not satisfied with luring magnetic north, is also looking to develop an asteroid deflector.


Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is the Poetry Editor for The Rumpus, and teaches poetry at Drake University. More from this author →