Goldfish learn to drive a car to get food

A goldfish “takes the wheel” of the Fish Operated Vehicle.  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – By Ben Coxworth 2022 Jan 05 – One might think that certain animals are only able to navigate within the environment in which their species evolved. According to …

The year’s most incredible animal stories

“Whispers” (Raccoons, Kassel, Germany)  © Jan Piecha / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021  View 14 Images – By New Atlas 2021 Dec 30 – It’s been a good 3.5 billion years or so since life kicked off on this planet, but each lap of …

 

The best optical illusions of the year 2021

This year’s winning illusion was titled The Phantom Queen.  Matt Pritchard – By Rich Haridy 2021 Dec 29 – An innovative anamorphic illusion has taken the top prize in the annual Best Illusion of the Year contest. Twisting minds for 17 years the contest …

America is now in fascism’s legal phase

The history of racism in the US is fertile ground for fascism. As in all fascist movements, contemporary forces have found a popular leader unconstrained by the rules of democracy, this time in the figure of Donald Trump. Composite: The Guardian/Getty Images – …

What Sharia means: 5 questions answered

A page from the Quran. ~crystalina~, CC BY – By Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Islamic Studies and former Chairperson, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University 2017 Jun 15 – Editor’s note: A conservative grassroots organization, ACT for America, organized a …

Republicans are plotting to destroy democracy from within

Opportunism and cowardice has more than sufficed to make Republicans espouse a noxious falsehood as an axiomatic truth. Police push back at pro-Trump mob after they stormed the Capitol building on 6 January. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images – By Lawrence Douglas Last modified …

The Value of a “Greater Chaco” National Park

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Managed by the National Park Service. – By Richard Moe 2021 Dec 12 – Richard Moe is the former president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and board member of the Conservation Lands Foundation. – When President …