The teeth of this ‘wandering meatloaf’ are formed of unusual materials.

You could get lucky and see a “wandering meatloaf,” a circular reddish-brown mollusk also known as the gumboot chiton or, more technically, Cryptochiton stelleri, if you scour the North Pacific shorelines. With its little but extremely gritty teeth, it trudges along coastlines scraping algae off rocks. Scientists discovered that the stylus (the long, hollow structure…

Now the Sexually Transmitted Infections Are Likely to Rise As the Pandemic Dissipates

Suppose you’ve been following social media lately. In that case, you may have seen a viral commercial for EXTRA gum showing images of post-pandemic life: individuals hesitantly peering out from behind locked doors, closing their laptops until emerging maskless out of their toilet paper–filled caves into the street. The performers, all messy and unclean, dash…

New! We’re Overlooking a Major Culprit in the Opioid Crisis now

Journalists have primarily depicted the overdose issue as a narrative of three interlinked and maybe inevitable waves. First, pharmaceutical corporations, spearheaded by Purdue Pharma, the producer of the infamous OxyContin, persuaded doctors to prescribe unnecessary opioids. In the 1990s and 2000s, this resulted in hundreds of thousands of new addictions. Opioid prescription has been associated…