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Some Vampire Bats Have Started Biting Humans (and It’s Probably Our Fault)

Feeling drained? According to a new study, a vampire bat species that typically feeds on native birds has turned to sucking the blood of humans at night, likely due to human encroachment.

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Hudson Hongo

January 12th

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Some Vampire Bats Have Started Biting Humans (and It’s Probably Our Fault)

Feeling drained? According to a new study, a vampire bat species that typically feeds on native birds has turned to sucking the blood of humans at night, likely due to human encroachment.

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Hudson Hongo

January 12th

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Olympic Athletes Are Complaining They Can’t Play Pokémon Go And It’s So Sad

Dear Niantic, you could’ve done better.

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Carli Velocci

July 31st

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A World Coffee Shortage Is Inevitable

In the coffee-world, there’s been quiet rumblings of a shortage brewing for awhile now. And yet, despite the threat, it hasn’t hit quite yet—but that doesn’t mean it’s gone away.

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Ria Misra

December 21st

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Brazil Has Temporarily Blocked Whatsapp Over a Legal Dispute

Whatsapp has proven to be insanely popular in Brazil, as the number-one most used app in the country. But that doesn’t matter to a Brazilian court, which has ordered a 48-hour blockade of the service over an injunction from a mysterious third party.

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Chris Mills

December 17th

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50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See At Least Once

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.

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October 19th

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50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See At Least Once

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.

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October 19th

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How Hard Is It to Get Kicked Off Brazil’s “Sin-Free” Facebook? 

Evangelical Christians in Brazil are going louco for Faceglória, a new, “sin-free” Facebook knockoff for the very religious. Since launching a month ago, Faceglória has over 100,000 users pressing “Amen” instead of “like.” It also has strict posting policies: No swear words, no violence, no gay content or erotica, definitely no gory gay erotica. The emphasis on purity made us wonder: How hard is it to get kicked off South America’s holiest social site?

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Kate Knibbs

July 6th

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China Wants to Build a 3000-Mile Railway Through the Amazon

Not content with building massive new dams, railroads, and cities inside its own borders, China is backing hugely ambitious infrastructure projects all over the world. Its latest is a 3,000-mile long railway that will cut through vast swathes of the Amazon rainforest.

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Sarah Zhang

May 19th

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The World’s First Entirely Plant-Based Milk Carton Is Now on Shelves

The World's First Entirely Plant-Based Milk Carton Is Now on Shelves

This month, anyone in Finland who buy a lactose-free skimmed milk drink called Eila at the supermarket will buying the world's first carton made entirely out of plant-based plastics—right down to the cap.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

January 22nd

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