Video: Hopping on a well-padded mechanical bull at a bar is already terrifying enough for most people. Trying to survive eight seconds on the real thing at a rodeo is a whole other level of fear, but that still doesn't come close to the terror of trying to stay in the saddle while the robot arm of a logging machine is trying to whip you off a flying log.
"Through Imperial Eyes", the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels, was intense. Grand Admiral Thrawn began to uncover the identity of the Rebel spy Fulcrum and Ezra and Agent Kallus did their best to stop him. The episode also showed us that Thrawn is great at uncovering other things too. Just look around his office.
Americans are torching their own country annually. While climate change has exacerbated fire season, researchers haven't really studied how many of those fires are Americans' own damn faults until recently.
David might've just arrived at Summerland, the superhero mutant camp, but playtime is officially over. Someone's life is on the line, and our heroes are charging into David's most painful memories to get him ready for war. But something evil lurks inside him, and it's clawing at the gates to get out.
America's coal mining industry has cooled down in recent years. It lost over 200,000 jobs between 2014 and 2016; the latest sorry statistic to cap what's been a massive downward trend for decades. Expounding on his plan to restore the industry in the "America First Energy Plan", Trump has promised increased fossil fuel production and environmental deregulation. He's also committed, time and again, to an obscure and speculative technology called "clean coal", which, in his mind, probably sounds like a win-win for jobs and the environment. Policy and environmental experts, however, say it is neither.
For pig farmers, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome is a disaster. Once dubbed the "mystery swine disease", it emerged in the late 1980s on farms in Europe and the US and spread rapidly, causing piglets to die and adult pigs to be afflicted with fever, lethargy and respiratory distress. It is a major problem facing pig farmers, costing the industry billions each year.