Heavy Monsoon Causing Extreme Flooding In South Asia Has Killed 1,200 People So Far

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science  With much of the world’s media focusing on the historic floods currently washing through Texas and the American South, little attention has been given to the even more deadly monsoon rains that have been washing over South Asia at exactly the same time. Currently, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh are being hit by the…

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt: “Science Shouldn’t Dictate American Policy”

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  You know the drill. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has been asked about something scientific and has said something ludicrous in response. Shortly after announcing that he wants climate researchers to “debate” climate deniers on live TV, he gave a characteristically painful interview to a Texas radio show. Just after…

If Your Email Address Is On This List, Change Your Password Right Now

By:  Josh Davis/IFL Science  In one of the largest single data sets of emails yet discovered, computer security experts have come across a spam list containing a pretty extraordinary 711 million email addresses. Initially uncovered by the Paris-based security researcher known as Benkow, it contains two separate troves of data, one simply of email addresses, while the second…

“Unprecedented” Hurricane Harvey Is “One Of The Worst Disasters In US History”

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Harvey may have been downgraded to a storm from a Category 4 hurricane, but it will sit over Texas until the middle of the week – and its legacy will be felt for years to come. It’s being described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as an “unprecedented event”, whose “impacts are unknown…

People Are Breeding ‘Monster’ Foxes So They Can Sell More Fur

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “Most people have seen the horrible conditions on fur farms, like the tiny, barren cages that the animals live in, but this was something new.” The Arctic foxes look dangerously obese. Dense rolls of skin cover their bodies like heavy blankets, making it difficult for them to move. Their tails are unusually…

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