Hundreds of millipedes crashed a train in Australia

And it wasn't the first time this has happened, either.

Climate & Energy

$1,000 question: Did the population bomb ever explode?

Paul Sabin's new book "The Bet" recounts an archetypal conflict between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon. On the line: $1,000 and the future of the planet.


Rent this chicken

Owning backyard chickens isn't exactly a pile of roses. Why not rent?


Science confirms: Politics wrecks your ability to do math

A new study finds that even how you solve a difficult math problem can depend on your politics.


The week in GIFs: Boobies, birds, and Big Coal

Seriously, what's with THIS WEEK this week?!


Oops: Illegal carcinogen found in nearly 100 shampoos

You’d think something you slather on your head wouldn’t include a suspected carcinogen. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong.


Watch animal sounds put to electronic dance music in this bizarre video

You'll never look at foxes the same way again.


Food, fatherhood, & fear: Documentary wades into GMO debate with honest emotions

Jeremy Seifert's "GMO OMG" explores genetically modified food through an intimate, emotional lens: Should he feed it to his family?


Parking rules raise your rent

City requirements for off-street parking spaces jack up rents.