How Mollusk DNA Could Reveal the Future of Antarctica's Most Vulnerable Ice Sheet

Your DNA isn’t just a blueprint of who you are—it’s an archive of where you came from. Same goes for the DNA of all life on Earth, including the mollusks—snails, slugs, clams, and cephalopods—wriggling around on the Southern Ocean’s seafloor. It was only a matter of time before someone realized the genetic code of…

Flat Earth Researcher Told He Can't Blast Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH on Public Lands

61-year-old stuntman and amateur Flat Earth theory researcher “Mad” Mike Hughes, who planned to launch himself some 1,800 feet up at 500 miles per hour in an untested homemade steam-powered rocket over the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy, California on Saturday in some sort of gambit to prove the Earth is flat…

Can You Find the Perfectly Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden on This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a master of stealth, it also sports a patterned fur coat that turns it nearly invisible in its natural habitat. Can you find the big cat sneaking up on its prey in this…