Nevada Is About to Kill an Inmate Using a Drug Mix That’s Never Been Tried Before

Scott Dozier is scheduled to die on Wednesday. The Nevada inmate has been on death row since 2007 for having shot and dismembered 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller in a drug-related crime in 2002. Eight days before the execution, the state announced that they would use a new combination of drugs to put Dozier to death.  “There are so many concerns and […]

Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Este articulo pronto estará disponible en español. The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” […]

Cute but dim quolls have been taught to stop eating toxic toads

Cute but dim quolls have been taught to stop eating toxic toads

Quolls can learn new tricks, but seemingly only one at a timeJonathan Webb By Joshua Rapp Learn Conservationists have trained cute endangered quolls to avoid the toxic toads that kill them. Northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus) are small marsupials that vaguely resemble ferrets. They live in small patches of northern Australia, and eat a mixed diet. […]

Worst mass extinctions may have been caused by rising mountains

Worst mass extinctions may have been caused by rising mountains

The Cape Fold Mountains in South AfricaBruce Rubidge By Lucas Joel The birth of a mountain range in what is now South Africa may have helped to drive one of the most severe mass extinctions in Earth’s history. The Permian extinction struck about 252 million years ago. It’s traditionally thought to have wiped out at […]

A weird underground plant has been rediscovered after 151 years

A weird underground plant has been rediscovered after 151 years

Lost for a century and a halfSochor et al, 2018 By Michael Le Page A peculiar plant has been found in the rainforests of Borneo after having been lost for over 150 years. Thismia neptunis was discovered in 1866 by the Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari in the Gunung Matang massif in western Sarawak, Malaysia. He […]

The Presidential Depiction That had been the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw

The Presidential Depiction That had been the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw

When Barack Obama unveiled his official presidential portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Monday, his response was gracious, if self-deprecatory. That combination has become something of a norm since the museum began commissioning portraits of presidents in the 1990s. Obama praised the likeness, but joked that artist Kehinde Wiley had denied his request […]

A White Man Shot and Murdered Her Only Nihayet. Now Lucy McBath Is operating So that Doesn’t Could have been Anyone.

A White Man Shot and Murdered Her Only Nihayet. Now Lucy McBath Is operating So that Doesn’t Could have been Anyone.

On a Friday morning in December, a freak storm has sent snow billowing down the wide streets of Marietta, Georgia. But despite icy roads and an accident-related traffic jam near her house, Lucy McBath comes walking through the ’50s-style double doors of the Marietta Diner, a smile spread across her face. As she settles into a […]