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'Exploding ant' species found in South East Asia

A team of international scientists has discovered a new species of "exploding ants". The canopy-dwelling ants, common in South East Asia, are known for their bizarre defensive behaviour.<p>Alice Laciny, from the Natural History Museum of Vienna, is one of the researchers behind the discovery.

South-east Asia

Which Animal Kills the Most Humans?

Animals fatally maul, sting, trample, and chew about a million humans per year. Pretty nice of them, given the numbers on our side—the average of 750 …

Zoology

You Can Take Yale's Most Popular Course in History, Which Teaches You to Be Happy

When Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos launched "Psychology and the Good Life" on the New Haven campus earlier this year, 1,200 students—about one-fourth university's undergraduate population—enrolled. And now Santos is taking the course to an even wider audience as it's set to launch online …

Yale

The Storied History of the Spooky Physics Behind China's Teleportation Success

God does not play dice with the universe. He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the …

Quantum Mechanics

10 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Just because we've got winter in the rearview mirror (finally!), there's no reason to push your slow cooker to the back of your kitchen cabinet. This …

Cooking

This Is the Milk Alternative With the Most Protein

It’s hard to dunk your favorite cookies without a glass of milk. And who wants to eat dry cereal? But if you can’t have dairy because of lactose intolerance, allergies, or other reasons, then you may be longing for this popular beverage. Fortunately, there are other delicious options like soy milk, …

Nutrition

Beer Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe

"Grilled chicken with a combination of beer, lime juice and spices. It's just amazing!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 lime, juiced<p>1 (12 fluid ounce) can light colored …

Grilling

The San Francisco Bay Area has an earthquake 'time bomb' that could devastate the region — and it's worse than we thought

On this day 112 years ago, the San Andreas Fault under San Francisco rumbled apart, causing the devastating 1906 earthquake that swallowed city blocks, broke water mains, and triggered massive fires that burned for days.<p>The threat of another major quake for the Bay Area is "real and could happen at …

Geology

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Is Sushi Healthy? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious …

Nutrition

A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown

And just like that, humanity draws one step closer to the singularity, the moment when the machines grow so advanced that humans become obsolete: A …

Robotics

The trouble with the Nobel prize

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Ron Cowen weighs up Brian Keating’s call to reform the most coveted award in physics.<p>Ron Cowen<p>Ron Cowen is a freelance science writer, …

Physics

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Ask Ethan: How Fast Could Life Have Arisen In The Universe?

The story of how the Universe came to be the way it is today, from the Big Bang to the vast void of space littered with clusters, galaxies, stars, planets, and life, is the one story we all have in common. From our perspective here on Earth, it took about 2/3rds of our shared cosmic history before …

Universe

Bill Maher Zings Eric And Donald Trump Jr. As He Comes Out Fighting For Teachers

Bill Maher came out fighting for beleaguered school teachers on Friday’s broadcast of “Real Time,” and he managed to mock President Donald Trump’s two eldest sons in the process.<p>The comedian acknowledged that he wasn’t the biggest fan of children, and joked that him “sticking up for kids” was like …

Donald Trump

Graphic: Global warming from 1880 to 2017

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to an analysis by …

Global Warming

How birds can detect Earth's magnetic field

Researchers have made a key discovery about the internal magnetic compass of birds. Biologists have identified a single protein without which birds …

Magnetism

'When you see mountains, think earthquakes in California,' seismologist says

Earthquake activity in California's Channel Islands shouldn't be all that surprising. After all, earthquakes created the Channel Islands.<p>In fact, mountains throughout California are generally creations of earthquakes, seismologist Lucy Jones said.<p>Earthquakes pushed up the Santa Ynez Mountains in …

Geology

The F.B.I. Helped a Museum Learn the Identity of a 4,000-Year-Old Severed Head

In 2009, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts displayed painted coffins, statues, vases and other goods, the "secrets" of an Egyptian tomb that …

Archaeology

New Luxury Hotel Will Be 200 Miles Up and $792,000 a Night

Aboard the International Space Station, an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your chance of having the right …

Space Exploration

There’s Going to Be a Pink Moon in April and Here’s What It Means for Your State of Mind

First, it was March’s blue moon (aka the second full moon in a month). Now it’s the Pink Moon, and we couldn’t feel more fortunate about our colorful …

Astronomy

Bad News - Hodgkin's Has Returned

Many of you have inquired about my health and it’s been so-so, but I had bad news today. I haven’t really bounced back as much as I thought after …

Cancer

Fact and Faith: why science and spirituality are not incompatible

Physicist Alan Lightman’s purely scientific view of the world changed one evening looking at the stars in Maine – here’s why he now calls himself a …

Physics

Are Scallops Actually Vegan?

When it comes to bivalves, the line between plant and animal is unclear.<p>The rules of veganism, at first glance, seem pretty clear: Vegans don’t consume any food derived from animals. This means forgoing not only meat, but also animal byproducts such as gelatin. The goals of veganism, however, vary …

Seafloor

A Fetish for Falsification Holds Back Science

The Viennese physicist Wolfgang Pauli suffered from a guilty conscience. He'd solved one of the knottiest puzzles in nuclear physics, but at a cost. …

Physics

Astronomers Just Found They've Been Completely Wrong About These Giant Sun Tornadoes

Whoops.<p>Scientists have discovered that the massive bursts of solar activity we call 'solar tornadoes' are not at all like the twisters we get here on …

Universe

Meet the Higgs Bubble That Will Destroy the Universe. Maybe.

Scientists say they know how the universe will end. It won't be a cosmic collapse but rather a giant cosmic bubble that devours everything in its …

Physics

7 Signs You Don’t Understand Evolution

Video: 7 Signs You Don’t Understand Evolution<p>April 5, 2018 by Courtney Heard<p>My latest video:<p>I’m no evolution expert. I haven’t studied it, really, …

Evolution

Pacific Northwest to be hit by hundreds of tremors over a number of weeks

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Pacific Northwest will soon be at a greater risk of an earthquake.Both British Columbia and Washington state will soon be …

Emergency Preparedness

Why the Sri Lankan Navy Raised a World War II Shipwreck—And Then Sank It Again

A huge World War II shipwreck recently saw the light of day for the first time since it was sunk by Japanese forces in 1942.<p>Built in 1924, the SS</i> …

Archaeology