By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Fossil A new fossil reveals an ant — specifically a “hell ant” — locked in fatal combat with an extinct relative o…
By Walt Hickey WE DID IT According to the Brookings Institution, 50.7 percent of U.S. residents were under the age of 40 as of July 2019, meaning that …
By Walt Hickey Bikes In April, U.S. bicycle sales hit $1 billion, which was up 75 percent year over year. Sales of bikes that were retailing for less t…
By Walt Hickey XFL This year the XFL, the alternative football league founded by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, went bankrupt and folded after just a few games…
By Walt Hickey Welcome back! It Came, They Sawed, They Charged More Lumber use across the United States is through the roof, with the price of a thousa…
By Walt Hickey Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previo…
By Walt Hickey Have an excellent weekend! Added Protection New research from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology found that the use…
By Walt Hickey Labyrinth People who sell labyrinths — they do exist, there’s a whole Daedalus Industrial Complex out there for institutions and rich fo…
By Walt Hickey Good morning! Oranges Citrus greening is a disease that has had a terrible impact on orange groves in Florida. Production of oranges has…
By Walt Hickey Seeds of Mystery The agriculture departments of 27 states have each issued statements regarding mysterious packages of seeds received by…
By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Dino DNA A paper published in Nature on March 11 describing what was then believed to be the smallest-known bird-like dino…
By Walt Hickey Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previo…