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Video: To Kill Predators, Japanese Honeybees Surround Them in a 'Hot Defensive Bee Ball'

How would you like to be literally cooked to death by bees?<p>Bees are biologically interesting little creatures for a variety of reasons. There are their well-known talents, like communicating with the hive through dancing and producing the sweet, sticky stuff that goes great on sopaipillas. But they …

Nature and man

One frame from a time lapse of the Milky Way, with some light pollution and fast-moving cloud cover … and an iridium flare.<p>Mike Taylor in Maine …

Astronomy

Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it's a new kind of meteorite

For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently pummel Earth.<p>Now, a new kind of meteorite discovered in a southern Sweden limestone quarry may finally solve the mystery, scientists report. The strange …

Facebook psychology experiment raises ire

A Facebook scientist says he is sorry for performing an experiment in which he and two other social researchers covertly tried to influence the mood of thousands of Facebook users, making them either happier or sadder by tweaking what they saw in their social-media accounts.<p>Two weeks after their …

StatsCan survey reveals that 21% of Canadian households are now cellphone-only

There are over 27 million Canadians with a mobile phone, and it seems like traditional landline usage is, as a result, continuing its free …