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Mike Wehner

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monkey gossip

Monkeys eavesdrop on each other and listen in on monkey conversations

February 4th, 2021

Primates often exhibit advanced and intricate ways of communicating with one another. Many monkey species use vocalizations in order to communicate, but understanding the nuances of monkey conversation has proved difficult.  A new study reveals that marmoset monkeys are skilled at the art of eavesdropping on conversations between other monkeys, and they use that information …

effects of alcoholism

How alcohol can shorten your life span by up to 28 years

February 4th, 2021

When drinking alcohol goes from being an occasional treat to an everyday habit, the risks of a person developing an alcohol use disorder grows dramatically.  A new study of individuals diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder reveals a dramatic decrease in average life expectancy.  Individuals that received the diagnosis lived, on average 24 to 28 …

psyche asteroid

NASA’s Psyche mission hits its stride as construction begins

February 4th, 2021

NASA’s next asteroid mission will attempt to visit the space rock called 16 Psyche. The mission will, of course, include a spacecraft that will travel to the asteroid over the course of several years, eventually arriving in early 2026.  The spacecraft, which is slated to launch in mid-2020, is now officially in its assembly phase, …


Einsteinium has been measured for the first time ever

February 3rd, 2021

There are many elements on the periodic table, but just because scientists know that they exist doesn’t mean they’ve taken the time to study them all. Einsteinium was first discovered in the early 1950s, but it hadn’t been studied closely because it’s hard to make and decays rapidly.  For the first time ever, scientists have …

product recalls

If you own this dresser, you’re going to want to return it ASAP

February 3rd, 2021

Faulty furniture can be a serious hazard for both adults and children, and when something like a dresser is prone to tipping over, it’s worth initiating a recall. A company called CB2 is recalling two variants of dressers because they are prone to tipping over. The company, which sold roughly 11,000 of the chests and …

hollyboob prank

‘HOLLYBOOB’ sign prank lands six people in handcuffs

February 2nd, 2021

A team of pranksters committed an act of vandalism on Monday after altering the famous Hollywood sign in California. The individuals were observed changing the sign so that it read “HOLLYBOOB” instead. Surveillance footage and swift response from law enforcement led to the arrest of six individuals that were allegedly involved in the crime. The …