Behold this Japanese aquarium’s complex flowchart of penguin relationships

Behold this Japanese aquarium’s complex flowchart of penguin relationships

If you thought keeping track of your friends’ shifting relationship statuses was confusing, try making sense of the love lives of aquarium penguins. To help them better understand the complex, tangled web of penguin relationships, Tokyo’s Sumida Aquarium and Kyoto Aquarium have created flowcharts documenting the penguin romances of 2020. Photo: Kyoto Aquarium To the … Read more Behold this Japanese aquarium’s complex flowchart of penguin relationships

NYC is painting a giant Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower

NYC is painting a giant Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower

There’s a massive graffiti project going on in New York City right now, but it’s not exactly the work of unsanctioned hoodlums. Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th streets, is closed today as the city paints a massive Black Live Matter mural on the pavement. Even more notable than the giant yellow letters themselves is … Read more NYC is painting a giant Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower

9 tart and sweet traditional lemon desserts from around the world

9 tart and sweet traditional lemon desserts from around the world

Though it’s sweetness that defines desserts, many cultures across the globe have deployed a secret weapon to balance out all that sugary goodness: lemons. This instantly recognizable bright yellow citrus fruit is a dessert hero, rescuing cloyingly sweet treats with a burst of zesty freshness. Tart pies, mountains of whipped meringue, and syrup-soaked pastries all … Read more 9 tart and sweet traditional lemon desserts from around the world

The UK is getting a socially distanced music festival this summer

The UK is getting a socially distanced music festival this summer

Music festivals, in their traditional form, are little more than wishful thinking right now. As with everything else this year, however, there’s a social distancing alternative just waiting on the horizon. This summer, the United Kingdom was forced to cancel iconic festivals like the Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, the Great Escape, and British … Read more The UK is getting a socially distanced music festival this summer

By rejecting international students, will Trump ruin US universities?

By rejecting international students, will Trump ruin US universities?

The Trump administration just attacked a shining light of our higher education system: international students. In doing so, the administration risks damaging much more than the hopes and dreams of hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe. The move will also hurt US students and our own standing in the world — for … Read more By rejecting international students, will Trump ruin US universities?

15 creamy, fruity, and indulgent ice cream styles from around the world

15 creamy, fruity, and indulgent ice cream styles from around the world

Ice cream is the closest thing the world has to a universally loved dessert. Equal parts sweet, creamy, and cooling, ice cream is the perfect summer treat — though there’s an argument to be made that it’s just as perfect every other time of the year, too. All of the different ways that it’s prepared … Read more 15 creamy, fruity, and indulgent ice cream styles from around the world

Thai cabinet passes landmark bill allowing same-sex unions

Thai cabinet passes landmark bill allowing same-sex unions

This week saw Thailand taking major strides toward equality. On June 8, the country’s cabinet approved a new civil partnership bill that recognizes same-sex unions with almost the same legal rights as married heterosexuals — as long as at least one person in the couple is of Thai descent. The legislation has yet to pass … Read more Thai cabinet passes landmark bill allowing same-sex unions

San Francisco tech CEO goes on disgraceful racist rant in restaurant

San Francisco tech CEO goes on disgraceful racist rant in restaurant

Unfortunately, while the recent protests in the United States have sparked nationwide calls for racial equality, they haven’t stopped racist incidents like this one from occurring on a daily basis. This video, taken at Lucia Restaurant & Bar in Carmel Valley, CA, on July 4, shows a man yelling profanities at a family. The man, … Read more San Francisco tech CEO goes on disgraceful racist rant in restaurant