The California Attorney General announced criminal charges against four men it claims are the owners and operators of Mugshots.com. The website has been under fire for years over its practice of scraping law enforcement websites to publish mugshots and often incomplete criminal records. It then demands large fees…
Vultures are a critical part of ecosystems across the world, acting as the primary cleanup crew for the dead. New research suggests that if vultures weren’t here to do what they do best, the whole recycling side of the Circle of Life could grind to a halt, because other scavengers just don’t fill their feathered shoes.
EpiPen manufacturer Mylan has been involved in a contentious legal case over its overcharging of the US government. On Thursday, the Department of Justice finalized its settlement with Mylan, which will pay $465 million in penalties. But many believe that’s not enough.
For people with severe allergies, having an EpiPen can mean the difference between life and death. Because there’s no generic alternative, EpiPen manufacturer Mylan just keeps jacking up the price and ripping off patients. They also seem to have ripped off the government. Today, a probe by the Department of Health and…
Here’s a really unique view of what it would be like to be a dead animal in the life cycle of nature. National Geographic dropped off a wildebeest carcass in the Serengeti in Africa and recorded exactly what it looks like to see bugs swarm and vultures fight each other to eat what’s leftover of the carcass.
Vultures live on a diet of rotting meat that would result in severe food-poisoning and death in most other creatures. How they do it is a mystery, but a recent investigation suggests these opportunistic feeders have evolved an extreme stomach to help them cope with their rather severe dietary habits.
For her video project In Ictu Oculi, artist Greta Alfaro set a table with a lovely dinner in the middle of nowhere and waited. What was she waiting for? Why, for a ravenous flock of several dozen carrion birds to drop by for a snack, of course. This meal goes from amusing to terrifying in under two minutes.
German Police have trained three vultures to become 'detectives' who find bodies. The vultures could potentially be better than sniffer dogs because, well, they can fly. One problem: the vultures might peck at the bodies they find.
Heavy users of Twitter or Facebook who constantly update their status have a counterpart in the animal kingdom...vultures. These birds can quickly change their skin color to let friends and enemies know how they're doing.
This seems straight out of a Terry Gilliam film. The guy flying with the two really big birds is Scott Mason, who uses them to detect thermal currents to fly his paraglider through the skies of Nepal. It's called parahawking.