Webcomic Explains How Pythons Invaded Florida—And Why They're A Problem

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, but in the last 40 years, they've invaded the Florida Everglades, where their population has exploded. This short comic explains how Burmese pythons got there in the first place — and how it's wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. » 2/13/15 3:00pm 2/13/15 3:00pm

What You Should Know About Google's Military Robots—In Comic Form

Last year, Google bought eight robotics companies in just six months, making the search giant a US military contractor. So what is the relationship between Google and the Department of Defense? This comic sheds a bit of light on the current situation. » 6/03/14 12:30pm 6/03/14 12:30pm

13 Webcomics That Will Make You Smarter

While some webcomics deliver a quick joke or the latest installment in a long-form story, many comics floating around the Internet have something to teach us about the world. Here are some of our favorite comics that delve into science, history, philosophy, and more. » 4/09/14 10:30am 4/09/14 10:30am

Your pet hamster is the product of incest

Most pet hamsters in the UK and North America come from a stock of Syrian hamsters bred by biologist Israel Aharoni for scientific research. It turns out, though, that Aharoni's hamster supply was saved by hamster siblings mating with one another. » 3/12/14 10:40am 3/12/14 10:40am