It’s the Circle of Life: Snakes Sow Plants By Pooping Mice

Despite not having limbs, rattlesnakes boast a very green thumb. New research suggests that snakes might play a key role in dispersing plant seeds. It’s no secret that some spores naturally disperse by “hitchhiking” on animals. The most common mechanism, called zoochory, sees seeds cling to fur or feathers, or get stored in cheek pouches …

Google explores texting from your browser

Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier. To use it, you may have to scan a QR code on your PC or Mac, then pair your device each time you want to text. The feature appears to be partially implemented …

Prepare For Wakanda With Rise of the Black Panther

Black Panther, with its stunning Afrofuturism and star-studded cast and Kendrick Lamar(!) soundtrack, is so close to arriving on movie screens we can almost taste the jollof rice. Naturally, we’re all finding our own ways of waiting and dealing with the hype. You could watch T’Challa’s scenes in Captain America: Civil War on loop. Or …

Twitter may have forgotten to purge Kremlin Vine accounts

Twitter shut down Vine at the tail-end of 2016, but pledged that specific clips from certain notable accounts would remain available. Last fall, Twitter handed over a list of more than 2,750 usernames that it believed were linked to the Kremlin connected disinformation bureau the Internet Research Agency. But those accounts, including @Guns4life_me and @PoliceStateMe, …