Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast

Enlarge / Studying the collective feeding behavior of black soldier fly larvae. (credit: Hu lab/Georgia Tech) How do the larvae of black soldier flies eat so much, so fast, despite their tiny size? Scientists at Georgia Tech have been studying this “collective feeding” behavior and found that one strategy for maximizing the larvae’s feeding rate […]

Here’s how we figured out how ‘average’ each state is

Dr Project/Shutterstock We recently ranked all 50 US states and Washington, DC based on how average each state was. The ranking was based on 38 social, economic, and demographic measures, mostly from the Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. We measured how far each state was from the average among the states and DC for […]

Genesis G70 about to hit showrooms, as the showrooms are being figured out

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Sedan,Luxury,Genesis The Essentia Concept isn’t dead yet, either. Continue reading Genesis G70 about to hit showrooms, as the showrooms are being figured out Genesis G70 about to hit showrooms, as the showrooms are being figured out originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:15:00 EDT. Please […]

‘The Walking Dead’ thought it was cleverly making a big reveal Sunday but people figured it out months ago

Gene Page/AMC Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead.” Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” mid-season premiere made a big deviation from the comics when it killed off one of its few remaining original stars. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: JIM ROSS: Here’s who will take over WWE after […]

These experts figured out why so many bogus patents get approved

Enlarge / The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) If you’ve read our coverage of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Stupid Patent of the Month” series, you know America has a patent quality problem. People apply for patents on ideas that are obvious, vague, or were […]

Canada's women haven't figured out how to consistently beat American rivals

TAMPA BAY — It’s back to the drawing board for the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team. And time is now a huge factor. With the 2018 Winter Olympic women’s hockey tournament in Pyeongchang, South Korea set to begin Feb. 10, the Canadians still have not figured out how to consistently beat the United States. That was supremely evident in […]

How The 25th Amendment Actually Works — And What Nobody's Ever Figured Out

BuzzFeed News; Getty Images Before he agreed to become White House chief of staff in 1987, Howard Baker Jr. had a request for a longtime aide of his. Baker, a retired senator, asked James Cannon to assess the state of affairs inside the White House. The presidency of Ronald Reagan was in “chaos,” Cannon wrote […]

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi May Have Figured Out What’s Wrong with Bad Superhero Movies [Interview]

When we sat down to talk with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi on the set of the Marvel Studios sequel in Brisbane, Australia in September of 2016, one of the first things he playfully said while holding a prop weapon from the movie was “I liken the filmmaking process to going into battle.” If that’s the […]

We tested 4 brands of boxed chocolate chip cookies and figured out the only one worth buying

Sarah Schmalbruch / INSIDER Not everyone has time to whip up a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies on the regular — that’s the whole reason store-bought chocolate chip cookies exist. We took four of the most popular brands — Chips Ahoy, Keebler, Entenmann’s, and Pepperidge Farm — and sampled them side by to side to see […]

Researchers figured out the amount of marijuana that helps people relax — and how much is too much

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Marijuana and relaxation have always had a bit of a funny relationship. On the one hand, nearly half of cannabis users say that their goal is to relax. Yet many people are also familiar with the marijuana freak-out, or have seen a paranoid friend disappear from a party because they “just can’t handle it, it’s […]