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Return of pine martens could save Britain's red squirrels, say scientists

The invasion of grey squirrels that has decimated native reds across the UK is reversed when pine martens prowl the woods, new research has shown. Unlike reds, grey squirrels appear to be easy meat for the predator.<p>Pine marten populations have also been drastically reduced in the past. But where …

Wildlife

The Bloody Pirate Life of One of the Ocean’s Most Elusive Creatures

A rare sighting hints that giant squid use a devious technique to get food.<p>When the current dragged the giant squid toward a Spanish beach in October 2016, the creature was already near death. Wounded and suffocating, she stayed alive in the shallows—far from the deep, frigid ocean she came …

Zoology

Meat-Eating Plant Found Stealing Bugs From Its Neighbors

Sundews growing in a Japanese bog turned out to be far more devious than imagined.<p>Finding a sundew plant with a healthy supply of insect food may not seem suspicious. After all, carnivorous plants are famed for supplementing their diet with meat to compensate for nutrient-poor soil.<p>But there may be …

Extinction

It's Time to Let Boys Be Girly

We've taught men to reject traits like gentleness, empathy and sensitivity. But if men don’t have the means to deal with their anger and frustration in a healthy fashion, it can have deadly consequences.<p>The genders aren’t treated equally. You can tell, because it’s the 21st century and we’re still …

Feminism

Two become one: two raven lineages merge in 'speciation reversal'

Speciation, where one species diverges into two, is a well-known concept in the theory of evolution. But a new study based on almost 20 years of research has revealed that “speciation reversal”, the merging of two previously distinct lineages, may also play an important role.<p>Scientists have …

Biology

Mysterious Orcas Filmed Underwater for First Time

A ship returning from Antarctica has a chance encounter with a rarely seen type of killer whale.<p>Around 6 a.m. one morning last December, an announcement came over the loudspeaker of a ship heading from Antarctica to South America: Everyone was to go up to the deck.<p>The ship's 148 passengers—mostly …

Whales

Made Thought creates bold branding for world's first plastic-free supermarket aisle

London studio Made Thought looked to the style of old propaganda posters when designing its identity for the "world's first" plastic-free supermarket …

Sustainability

Dismal, empty and burnt to a crisp – these spaces are not for the benefit of the nation. We need to reclaim and rewild them<p>Visit any national park in Britain and ask yourself what you are seeing. Is it the “wild”, “unspoilt” landscape the brochures and display boards promised? Or is it eerily …

Lake District

Norway's Stronghold Against Human Starvation Needs a $13 Million Upgrade

Even the Doomsday Vault can't withstand climate change.<p>What tools will you grab when the world ends? Perhaps you’ll reach for your AR-15 and tactical …

North Pole

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly pigmented petals …

James Cameron

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

Danny Boyle

Urban beekeeping is harming wild bees, says Cambridge University

The rise in amateur beekeepers keeping hives on roofs and gardens is contributing to the decline of wild bees, Cambridge University has claimed.<p>Experts at the Department of Zoology said the growth in urban keeping was leaving wild bees struggling to gather enough pollen and nectar.<p>Urban beekeeping …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Monster Hunter: World prompts hardcore fans to take newbies under their wing

The ‘Adopt-a-Hunter’ program is there to teach newcomers the ropes<p>Monster Hunter is known to be intimidating to new players. It’s a good thing that those interested in checking out <i>Monster Hunter: World</i>, the series’ upcoming console entry — the first in more than a decade — already have a group of …

This Exploding "Zombie Star" Refused to Die and No One Knows Why

When a star more massive than our sun reaches the end of its life cycle, it goes in a spectacular blaze of glory known as a supernova. This explosion …

Universe

Here's how you can actually use your phone when you listen to YouTube on mobile

YouTube is meant for video, but as most everyone has figured out by now, it's also great for music. You can find just about every deep cut imaginable …

Apps

Revealed: The powerful winning shots from 2017's Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Private details of over 30 million people leaked in South African database hack

A database which contains the private data of millions of South Africans – including ID numbers, contact details, addresses, and income estimates – …

Don’t spend a cent in Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s marketplace

We have a better way to farm orcs<p><i>Middle</i><i>-e</i><i>arth: Shadow of War</i> design director Bob Roberts insisted that his team balanced the game with its online features — including its controversial loot boxes — disabled. Nonetheless, the game’s final act, Shadow Wars, seems to be designed around pushing players …

World History

U.K. lawmaker gets involved in loot-box controversy

Questions whether loot crates violate gambling law<p>A member of the United Kingdom’s parliament has opened an inquiry into the loot-box model of microtransactions in console games, on behalf of a constituent who asked him about the legality of the practice.<p>Daniel Zeichner, a Labour MP from Cambridge, …

Gaming

A wave of butterflies drifting across Colorado was so big, it showed up on weather radar

Paul Schlatter of the National Weather Service said he first thought flocks of birds were making the pattern he saw on the radar Tuesday, but the cloud was headed northwest with the wind, and migrating birds would be southbound in October.<p>He asked birdwatchers on social media what it might be, and …

There’s new evidence that life on Earth began with meteorites crashing into warm little ponds

The biggest question about life is an obvious one, but the answer is hotly debated.<p>How did it all begin?<p>The most well-known of biologists, Charles Darwin, once theorized in a private letter to his friend Joseph Lee Hooker that life — the very first molecules of it — could have emerged from a "warm …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Extraordinary living chandelier with algae-filled leaves purifies the air

Lighting design has come a long way. Julian Melchiorri, a London-based designer and engineer, created this extraordinary living chandelier that not …

Design

20 Killer Recipes For Your Labor Day Cookout

You can't go wrong with these delicious holiday dishes.<p>Make this holiday weekend one to remember with a delicious backyard bash. From Whipped Feta Dip to Watermelon Gazpacho, these party-friendly recipes are perfect for saying sayonara to summer.<p>1. Middle Eastern Lamb Kofta<p>This recipe will take …

Angela Merkel fits right in at German gaming expo, tries 'Farming Simulator'

Apparently German chancellor Angela Merkel loves video games.<p>Merkel opened this year's Gamescom — a consumer video game trade show that has been held …

How latency affects your download speed

When it comes to broadband, the “speed” of your line is not always what’s written on the box.

The mysterious islands of the Salish Sea, between British Columbia and Washington State, are home to the ecological artist Jill Bliss, who since 2012 has devoted herself to exploring the isolated region, artistically and literally. The archipelago has its own unique ecosystem, and Bliss’s medleys …

Magic Mushrooms