Karl Harris

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Are Dangerous Spiders Hiding in Your Fruit?

Probably not, says a new study that shows most hitchhiking arachnids are harmless.<p>Fruit shipped from afar sometimes arrives with an unwelcome bonus: a large, scary-looking spider.<p>The arachnids, which hide among bunches of bananas and other fruit shipped from South America to the United States and …

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1. BMW i3

137/111 e-mpg city/highway; with range extender: 117 e-mpg/39 mpg combined city/highway. The EPA’s fuel economy champ for 2015, the compact i3 comes wrapped in oddly polarizing styling and is so much more, and in many ways less, than an electric 3 Series. It puts the equivalent of 170 horsepower to …

Electric Vehicles

Kitty DNA Shows Cats Have Evolved To Learn From Treats

So toilet-training really should work, right?<p>A cat can't tell you much about its history (mrow?) but its genetics can. Today, an international team of geneticists is publishing the most thorough read yet of the DNA of a domestic cat. This is the first time scientists have read the cat genome …

Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 religious societies around the world has concluded that humans are more likely to believe in powerful and …

Bees Wage Surprisingly Violent Wars—And Females Do the Fighting

Scientists are puzzled as to why bees fight when the cost to both sides is so steep.<p>When two species of Australia's stingless bees go to battle, an extraordinary amount of carnage ensues, according to a new study.<p>During this extreme warfare, thousands of worker bees from both sides perish, and …

How to Supercool Water: A SciShow Experiment

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