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Cows Can Now Booty Call Their Farmers

Farming cows is a thankless task; keeping track of their fertility sounds funny, but it's what keeps meat in your burger and milk on your cereal. Fortunately, mobile technology means that cows can now drop their farmers an SMS when they're feeling frisky. That's right. Bovine sexting has arrived.

Will People Ever Evolve Out of Craving Unhealthy Food?

By PopSci on at

Maybe, but it's going to take a long time. For the past 200,000 years or so, fatty and sugary foods were hard for humans to come by and well worth gorging on. Fats help maintain body temperature, sugars provide energy, and craving such food is hardwired: Eating fats and sugars activates reward centers in the brain.

This Is What Life on Mars Would Look Like

By Jamie Condliffe on at

The idea of life on Mars never gets old, but while we know it would never involve little green men, we've never really known what we might find. When a Mars training mission recently unearthed a thriving world of microbes below the Atacama desert in Chile, however, we got a much better idea.

Volcanoes May Erupt On the Moon In the Future

By Jesus Diaz on at

Imagine looking up to the sky every night just to see the Halloween orange and chimney red glow from dozens of volcanoes on the surface of the Moon. According to new research paper just published in Nature Geosciences, humans could be able to enjoy such a show in the future.

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How a Man Survived Without Food For Two Months in a Snow-Buried Car

By Jamie Condliffe on at

When a Swedish man drove down a deserted forest road near Umeaa, Sweden last December 19th, he was probably looking forward to Christmas. But that day, his car somehow became buried under a mountain of snow. He was trapped there for two months, suffering insanely low temperatures, with no access to food. Last Sunday, he was discovered. Alive. But how?

Do Competitive Eaters Have Unusual Stomachs?

By PopSci on at

Yes. Marc Levine, the chief of gastrointestinal radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, has found that a competitive eater's stomach works more like an expanding balloon than a squeezing sac.