Is It OK to Make Coronavirus Memes and Jokes?

Is It OK to Make Coronavirus Memes and Jokes?

A global outbreak that has killed thousands of people doesn’t seem like a likely source of humor, but the internet can’t stop cracking jokes about coronavirus. Since late last year, when China first alerted the world to the novel coronavirus, jokes, puns, and memes about it have been spreading even faster and wider than the…

Hungry Animals Can Change How Badly a Landscape Burns

Hungry Animals Can Change How Badly a Landscape Burns

As California has descended into wildfire hell, with ever bigger blazes burning ever more intensely over the past few years, an unlikely firefighting hero has emerged: the goat. Officials in mountain cities in particular have been hiring herds to hoover up overgrown vegetation, creating fire breaks around the edges of towns. It’s what these ungulates—and…