September 2020

This is the fattest of the fat bears

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can vote online between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6). Mashable will be following all the ursine activity.    He is colossal.  Bear 747 — a bear who really grew… Read More »This is the fattest of the fat bears

Pantone’s new ‘Period’ colour tackles menstruation stigma

Pantone has launched a new colour with a very important message. The bright red shade is called ‘Period’ and it’s here to tackle the stigma surrounding menstruation. The Pantone Colour Institute — the design company with the biggest colour matching system in the world — has teamed up with healthcare brand Intimina to create a custom Pantone shade to represent the colour of period blood.  The release of the new hue forms part of Intimina’s… Read More »Pantone’s new ‘Period’ colour tackles menstruation stigma

Stephen Colbert unpacks standout moments of that disastrous Biden-Trump debate

Stephen Colbert’s post-Biden-Trump-debate monologue started, somewhat fittingly, on an apocalyptic note. “I come to you tonight, ladies and gentlemen, an empty vessel,” says the Late Show host in the clip above. “A man with a mind wiped clean, I have stood in the swirling chaos of creation, I have seen Shiva dancing the destruction, wielding his trident, carving great gouts out of the universe, the sky at once both red and blue and black, until… Read More »Stephen Colbert unpacks standout moments of that disastrous Biden-Trump debate

Netflix’s ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ forces viewers to question their false perceptions

In August of 2018, 34-year-old Shannan Watts of Frederick, Colorado, went missing after returning from a work trip. Her two young daughters were also nowhere to be found, but her husband remained — and her friends were understandably concerned. Watts’ disappearance made national news. Some were terrified for Shannan, believing her husband, Chris Watts, was responsible. Others criticized her, claiming she deserved whatever fate had befallen her. In the end, the truth was revealed. Spoiler… Read More »Netflix’s ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ forces viewers to question their false perceptions

The angry Australian animal Australians are actually scared of

Australia has a reputation for terrifying, deadly animals, from brown snakes to redback spiders to buff red kangaroos that can disembowel you with their feet. Fortunately, most of these hell creatures will won’t start anything if you just leave them alone. Unfortunately, magpies do not extend the same courtesy. Also known as “spring” in the U.S., swooping season is in full swing in Australia, adding just one more reason for everyone to stay indoors right… Read More »The angry Australian animal Australians are actually scared of

How the fat bears are beamed from remote Alaska to the world

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can vote online between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6). Mashable will be following all the ursine activity.   No roads lead to the fat bears. No telephone poles. No… Read More »How the fat bears are beamed from remote Alaska to the world