Articles by Philip Ross
- Are Yosemite's Black Bears Going Vegan?
March 04 2014 2:10 PM
The proportion of human-derived food in the Yosemite's black bears’ diet has fallen by 63 percent over the last century. Bears that once feasted on garbage are turning to vegetation and insects.
- Peter Nyong’o, Brother Of ‘12 Years A Slave’ Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o, ‘Photobombs’ Ellen DeGeneres’ Selfie
March 03 2014 7:28 PM
Peter Nyong’o, Lupita Nyong’o’s younger brother and the Oscar-winning actress’ plus-one for the evening, managed to photobomb Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie, making his way into the most retweeted photo of all time.
- Shannon Leto And The Oscars: ’30 Seconds To Mars’ Drummer Joins Oscar-Winning Brother Jared Leto At Academy Awards
March 03 2014 6:11 PM
Jared Leto was accompanied to the Dolby Theater by his mother Constance and his brother Shannon.
- Oscars Celebrity Selfies: Top 10 Star Candids From The Academy Awards Ellen DeGeneres Didn’t Take
March 03 2014 3:28 PM
Ellen DeGeneres wasn’t the only celebrity attending the Academy Awards to share a candid Oscars moment with her fans. Here are the top 10 celebrity selfies from Hollywood’s biggest awards night.
- Mardi Gras - The Real Meaning Behind These 5 ‘Fat Tuesday’ Traditions
March 02 2014 7:26 PM
Since its early days in New Orleans, Mardi Gras has grown to colossal proportions and includes several familiar traditions.
- Are The Academy Awards Rigged?
March 02 2014 3:40 PM
Rumors and conspiracy theories are making the rounds on the Internet. Is the show legit?
- Frequent Nightmares In Children Could Lead To ‘More Serious’ Issues Later On: Study
March 01 2014 7:30 PM
Researchers studying the effects of frequent nightmares and night terrors on children warn that persistent bad dreams could point to psychotic disorders later on.
- World’s Oldest Cheese Found
March 01 2014 6:01 PM
Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe to be the world’s oldest cheese buried beneath China's Taklamakan Desert some 3,600 years ago. The ancient cheese was attached to the bodies of Bronze Age mummies.
- Swans Saved From Slaughter Following Backlash
March 01 2014 4:25 PM
New York officials have decided to use birth control to stop the growth of New York’s mute swan population after a plan to kill the swans was met with public protest.
- Secret Alcatraz Tunnels Found Underneath Prison Rec Yard
March 01 2014 2:39 PM
A labyrinth of secret, subterranean tunnels dates from the 19th century.
- Oscars Trivia: 19 Surprising Academy Awards Facts And ‘Firsts’ To Test Your Movie History Knowledge
February 28 2014 12:18 PM
So you consider yourself a bona fide movie buff, do you? Here are 19 surprising facts and “firsts” to test your Oscars history knowledge.
- Greenpeace Co-Founder Says ‘No Scientific Proof’ Climate Change Caused By Humans
February 26 2014 4:57 PM
Ecologist Patrick Moore, a co-founder of activist group Greenpeace, says climate change is not caused by humans.
- Large Black-And-White Tegu Invades Florida County And ‘Eats Everything,’ Where Did The Invasive Lizard Come From?
February 26 2014 2:11 PM
The exotic black-and-white tegu, a lizard native to the tropical rain forests of South America, are breeding and eating their way through Hillsborough County, Fla. Experts fear the invasive reptile could displace other species that belong in The Sunshine State.
- Florida Couple ‘Very Upset’ After They Say Hospital Staff ‘Walked Out Of The Room’ During Daughter’s Birth
February 25 2014 6:49 PM
A Florida couple had to take matters into their own hands after they say hospital staff abandoned them during the delivery of their child.
- Marsupial Love-Death: The Sexual Suicide Of The Busy Antechinus
February 25 2014 6:33 PM
A recently discovered species of Australian marsupial, the Black-Tailed Antechinus, partakes in marathon mating sessions that can be fatal. The exertion raises the males’ stress hormone levels dramatically, eventually causing their systems to shut down.
- Do Dogs Know How We Feel? Vocal Brain Mechanism May Allow Canines To ‘Navigate’ Human Social Environments
February 25 2014 3:42 PM
Dogs have an area of their brains dedicated to understanding vocal nuances.
- Dental Plaque Preserves Medieval Bacteria Like ‘Microbial Pompeii’
February 24 2014 7:12 PM
Researchers studying the teeth of 1,000-year-old German skeletons discovered bacteria and food particles entombed within calcified plaque.
- Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Caused By Volcanoes’ ‘Cooling Effect,’ Study Says Eruptions Slow Global Temperature Rise
February 24 2014 4:08 PM
According to a new study of volcanoes’ effect on climate change, volcanic eruptions are the reason the average rate of global warming has slowed since 1998.
- Lemurs That Eat Fruit Have Better Memories, Study Suggests Primate Cognition Evolved Over Need To Find Food
February 24 2014 1:08 PM
New research into how primates evolved cognitive skills promotes the theory that primate and human intelligence originated from their need to meet certain challenges, like foraging for food.
- 5 Drug Lords Still At Large Following Arrest Of Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin ‘El Chapo’
February 23 2014 5:46 PM
The capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman marked a victory for Mexico’s war on drugs, but the battle is hardly over. Here are five other notorious Mexican drug lords still at large.