A group of researchers has been looking at the science behind digital pettiness – that’s like if you go out to eat with somebody and then use Paypal or Venmo to send them the exact amount of money to cover your order, down to the penny.
The Chicago Botanic Garden has issued a bloom watch for one of its corpse flowers – not humans’ favorite scent ever, but still a special occasion, because a corpse flower in the wild only blooms every two to five years.
It’s 150 years to the day that the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads drove a ceremonial golden spike into the first railroad line to cross North America. That’s the big event of the weekend – oh, there’s also a thing called Mother’s Day? Okay, well for you all let’s pay tribute to the Mom For A Minute Subreddit, which provides a virtual Reddit mom for you when your own maternal relationship is unresolved.
The story of the whale wearing a GoPro that might be some kind of Russian surveillance agent is pretty wild, but it’s not even close to the first time governments have turned to animals for surveillance purposes.