Scientists revived tiny Siberian worms that had been frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years — and they started moving and eating

Scientists revived tiny Siberian worms that had been frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years — and they started moving and eating

Low-temperature scanning electron micrograph of soybean cyst nematode and its egg. Magnified 1,000 times. Agricultural Research Service/ Wikimedia Commons Russian scientists have revived tiny worms that had been frozen for 42,000 years. After being removed from Siberian permafrost, the worms were gradually…

The wildfire ravaging California created an insane-looking 'fire vortex' — see the terrifying footage

The wildfire ravaging California created an insane-looking 'fire vortex' — see the terrifying footage

A car passes through flames on Highway 299 as the Carr Fire burns through Shasta, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building. AP Photo/Noah Berger…

Bill Gates and a group of investors are backing a $30 million 'venture philanthropy' fund to tackle Alzheimer's

Bill Gates and a group of investors are backing a $30 million 'venture philanthropy' fund to tackle Alzheimer's

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates talks with a colleague before the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. May 6, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Bill Gates is taking on Alzheimer’s disease. Along with a group of philanthropists, Gates is sinking $30…

The CEO of a Peter Thiel-backed cannabis private equity firm reveals his 3-pronged strategy for choosing investments

The CEO of a Peter Thiel-backed cannabis private equity firm reveals his 3-pronged strategy for choosing investments

Sophisticated investors are looking to cash in on legal marijuana. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Brendan Kennedy, the CEO of Privateer Holdings, one of the oldest and largest cannabis-focused private equity firms, shared the three components of the firm’s investment thesis in an interview with…

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

The cannabis industry is booming. David McNew/Getty Tiger Global Management led a $17 million Series A round in Green Bits, a software platform for cannabis dispensaries. It’s one of the largest Series A rounds for a cannabis tech company to date. Tiger…

How eating meat creates a 'dead zone' the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico every year

How eating meat creates a 'dead zone' the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico every year

A wholesaler inspects beef carcasses that hang inside a refrigerated room at the Cibevial slaughterhouse in Corbas, France, May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Pratta Eating meat contributes to an ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf Mexico, where sea life gets suffocated in a…