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George Dvorsky
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George is a senior staff reporter at Gizmodo.
Sep 15
6

Cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) went extinct just prior to the end of the last ice age some 15,000 years ago, though possibly as early as 27,800 years ago. Read more

Aug 26
10

Excellent story.  Thank you for writing it and bringing this subject to our attention.

Aug 21
10

Looney Toons leaves me feeling deceived once again. First they tell me rabbits know how to get to Albuquerque, then coyotes are super geniuses and pigs have speech impediments, now they are telling me Tasmanian devils aren’t so devilish.

Aug 21
15

This isn’t really all that surprising if you are familiar with some of the more unbiased reports from the time. While thylacine were blamed for killing sheep, this being one of the main reasons they were bounty hunted, there are few if any credible accounts of them ever being seen attacking sheep. Read more

Aug 6
5

Retraction seems like a very strange route to take. A future paper could have simply correctly identified Oculudentavis as a squamate. That’s generally how science works (it’s self-correcting). There’s definitely more to this story, and it’s a shame that Nature’s not saying.

Jul 29
29

My own research has uncovered startling evidence of how each one was chosen:

Jul 2
27

This is really cool to read about. In around 1990 I spent many dozens of hours in the field with my ornithology professor. We happened across a group of young male White-throated Sparrows overwintering and learning their song. This is certainly how dialect spreads. It was fascinating to watch and listen to them as Read more

Jun 26
4

My husky simply couldn’t be let off the leash, as he would just make a bolt for the horizon and was determined to keep going til he caught it. He was an amazing dog, but training him was seriously difficult and I never did manage to train him to return from being off-leash. It was simply too much fun to run.

Jun 25
5

A couple Greenland dogs came for a visit just this week. These pup's dad was part of a team that pulled a sled from Greenland to Resolute Nunavut. Their mom was born in Resolute from other members of the same team. 

Jun 5
9

I was really rooting for that white house. Looks like it washed back up on shore and is somewhat intact.

Jun 5
20

A dog was swept out into the ocean, but it swam back to shore and was later retrieved by a helicopter. Read more

Jun 5
9

“woooaaAAHH” - White house 0_0

Jun 5
35

“Once again we will proudly lead humanity—and that’s what it is, humanity—beyond Earth and into those forbidden skies, but they will not be forbidden for long,” Read more

May 27
13

Also, we’re finally in the future. The interior of the Dragon V2 is sexy.

Mar 6
6

So, I was just thinking about this just yesterday. The children of early explorers and pioneers didn’t have a choice in where they were going either. Of course, there would be entire generations on those ships that would be born and die without having an opportunity to live on a new world, so that complicates things a Read more

Mar 6
8

The multigenerational starship concept is something I have come full circle on. In my younger years I loved this idea, journeys lasting 100's or even thousands of years to establish humanity elsewhere in the cosmos just seemed to be the natural extension of the human exploration spirit. Read more