Two Invasive Termite Species Join Forces To Wreak Havoc In Florida

Two of the most destructive species of invasive termites are joining forces in Florida. By mating together, they're forming prolific hybrid colonies. Scientists are now worried about the potential damage these insects will inflict on Florida's dwellings. » 3/26/15 7:40am Thursday 7:40am

The Python Invasion Of The Everglades Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Invasive Burmese pythons, descended from former pets that were released into the wild, are doing an incredibly effective job of wiping out anything that's small, furry, and native to the Everglades. And a new study published this week shows that the local wildlife basically has no defense... except » 3/19/15 11:10am 3/19/15 11:10am

Florida's Environmental Strategy: Banning The Phrase "Climate Change"

The devastating effects of rising sea levels are well-documented in Florida, but officials in the state's Department of Environmental Protection are ordered against using the terms "climate change," "global warming," or "sustainability" in any official communications or documents. » 3/08/15 1:25pm 3/08/15 1:25pm

So, What's Satan Been Up To Lately? 

Well, he's been modeling for this statue that's (hopefully) gonna be placed next to a Ten Commandments statue on the lawn in front of Oklahoma's state capitol, courtesy of those noted holiday-cheer-spreaders, the Satanic Temple. Vice has hella (sorry) more under-construction pics of the statue, right this way. » 12/12/14 2:40pm 12/12/14 2:40pm

Florida Agrees That Satanists Must Have Equal Representation In Capitol

The Satanic Temple scored a free-speech victory in its quest for equal representation among the Florida state capitol building's religious-themed holiday displays. » 12/03/14 3:40pm 12/03/14 3:40pm

The Mice In Florida Prove The Antievolutionists In Florida Wrong

Florida has been the scene of multiple controversies over whether creationism should be taught in schools. This is odd, as Florida is the scene of one of the oldest and most thoroughly-studied examples of natural selection. » 11/18/14 6:40am 11/18/14 6:40am

Florida's Nighttime Coast Looks Stunning from Space

Check out this amazing nighttime image of Florida as seen from the International Space Station. The Sunshine State features some of the most desirable oceanfront properties in the U.S., producing a near-perfect illuminated outline. » 11/17/14 1:15pm 11/17/14 1:15pm

Latticework in the Florida Keys

Land is a lattice-work of variegated browns in this photograph of the Florida Keys, with abruptly rigid grey human-built structures. The iconic and inviting blue waters darken with depth, with splashes of swirling bright aqua where sediment is stirred up to the surface. » 3/19/14 3:34pm 3/19/14 3:34pm

Cops Show Up Live on Warcraft Stream After Troll Phones In Fake Report

A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here. » 12/04/13 5:34pm 12/04/13 5:34pm

This abandoned playhouse was once an elaborate treehouse mansion

It's such a shame that this particular building has fallen into such disrepair. It was probably once the ultimate dream playhouse for some child; now it's a haven for dirt and broken glass. » 9/28/13 9:30am 9/28/13 9:30am

"With six feet of sea-level rise, South Florida is toast."

Throughout Earth's history, the shape of the continents has changed dramatically. With the planet's temperatures rising, we can expect to see some of these geological changes in our lifetimes — especially when it comes to low-lying areas like Florida. Here's what might be in store for that state. » 6/26/13 1:00pm 6/26/13 1:00pm

Jon Snow and Ygritte make a sex joke-laden rap video

The Electric Pancakes' Flo Rida-parodying rap video "Wildlings" (Jon Snow, ft. Ygritte) is an inspired bit of fan silliness. The Game of Thrones sex jokes roll out at a mile a minute, and we'll never be able to think of poor Qhorin Halfhand the same way again. » 4/21/13 11:30am 4/21/13 11:30am

The mystery of Florida's monster eyeball has been solved

Last week, a softball-sized eyeball washed ashore in Florida. At the time, researcher Charles Messing guessed the eye belonged to a swordfish. A day later, Deep Sea News' Craig McClain got in touch with Sönke Johnsen, "an expert on everything visual in marine organisms" (awesome, right?). Johnsen told McClain the… » 10/15/12 12:30pm 10/15/12 12:30pm

CVS unwittingly accepts return of used enemas, re-sells them to…

Everyone has a hobby. For Florida resident Ronald Eugene Robinson, that hobby used to involve going to his local CVS, buying a six-pack of enemas, using those enemas, carefully re-sealing said enemas in their original packaging, and then returning them "unopen and unused" to the CVS from whence they came. » 10/12/12 2:20pm 10/12/12 2:20pm

An eye the size of a softball has washed ashore in Florida

Holy heck, people. Now that is an eyeball. Beach-walker Gino Covacci encountered the monstrosity yesterday while ambling about the Florida coast, and while scientists have yet to identify the creature from whence it came, the consensus seems to be that whatever it was, it was big. » 10/12/12 7:15am 10/12/12 7:15am

Man wins live cockroach-eating contest, promptly dies

On Friday night, some thirty people participated in a live cockroach eating contest at a reptile shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Edward Archibold, who shop owner Ben Siegel described as "the life of the party," reportedly "dominated" the competition, downing dozens of the live insects in a matter of minutes.… » 10/09/12 8:30am 10/09/12 8:30am

How the zombie apocalypse starts: Naked attacker found eating man's face

A scary bit of news is coming out of Miami this weekend after the city police shot a naked man found eating another man's face. And several circumstances of the story have some people crying zombie. » 5/27/12 11:00am 5/27/12 11:00am

How to Get Tax Breaks by Doing Things in Space

If you're a financial procrastinator living in the US, chances are that you're hurriedly working on your taxes in anticipation of the April 17th filing deadline. Wouldn't it be great if you could choose to support spaceflight with some of that hard-earned cash? You can't earmark your taxes for NASA, but there are a… » 4/15/12 8:30am 4/15/12 8:30am

A roofing crew stumbles upon a massive bat colony, horror ensues

Yesterday, we saw hundreds of skittering spiders and one very adorable bat. Today is Sunday, which we all know is just Bizarro Saturday, so we'll naturally be observing several hundred of these buggers losing their guano. » 1/22/12 6:00am 1/22/12 6:00am