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Macro Photos that Capture the Beauty and Diversity of Insects in Singapore’s Rainforests

Nicky Bay is a Singapore-based photographer who captures the beauty and diversity of insects in Singapore’s rainforests through macro photography. He …

The quest for the best wildlife photographer of 2015 is on - Telegraph

Archaeology of alcohol: Ancient beer, wine, mead, some made at Dogfish Head.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> New Scientist.<p><i>Resurrecting ancient beers and wines is a subtle alchemy, but Patrick McGovern knows all the</i> …

Archaeology

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature

Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or …

Art

Found: An Insect-Eating Plant Sealed In Amber

The first fossil of a carnivorous plant<p>Thirty-five million to 47 million years ago, a carnivorous plant lived in what's now Russia. The dinosaurs were long gone, but various groups of mammals were still just evolving. The plant paid most of its attention, however, to smaller animals. Its leaves …

Botany

Zoologger: The bird that mimics a toxic caterpillar

Video: Baby bird mimics a toxic caterpillar<p><i>Zoologger is our weekly column highlighting extraordinary animals – and occasionally other organisms –</i> …

Neanderthals were pioneers of domestic bliss

House proud Neanderthals lived in well organised homes rather than chaotic caves, new finds suggest<p>They are frequently portrayed as primitive cave-dwelling brutes, but it seems that Neanderthals were the original home makers.<p>A study of archaeological remains at a site where Neanderthals lived up to …

Evolutionary genetics study shows how ants conquered the world in two steps

A group of ants with mysteriously high diversity has been shown to have evolved twice, once to take over the New World of Americas, and then again to …

Why monsters haunt Christmas in Europe but not America

The worst isn’t the screams or the snow or the mind-numbing blare of “Night on Bald Mountain” on repeat. It’s the cowbells: a rusty jangle that means the Christmas monsters are coming.<p>Until Jan. 6, demons, witches and monsters haunt Europe.<p>The season of terror actually begins on Dec. 5, the eve of …

Sausages

Researchers suggest cholera may be behind 17th century vampire graves

Researchers have examined the skeletal remains of 17 th century graves in northwestern Poland and have speculated that the ones given vampire burials …