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Spiders Could Theoretically Eat Every Human On Earth In Less Than A Year

Spiders could eat every single adult human on Earth and still have room for children-sized dessert.<p>A Redback Spider at the Australian Reptile Park in …

Science

Brexit triggered: 5 huge obstacles to an amicable divorce

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It's go time.<p>The U.K. has officially begun the formal process of leaving the European Union.<p>It promises to be a messy breakup, with wrangling over shared assets, finances and the future of trade.<p>Top EU negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned that Britain faces severe disruption to air …

European Union

The Last G-20 Meeting Marks The End Of Free Trade

In the last G-20 meeting, its members agreed to drop the forum’s commitment to free trade at the insistence of the United States. That agreement was reached at one meeting and was contained in a single document—such agreements and documents are far from written in stone.<p>In spite of that, it must be …

Economics

Meet Eight Species That Are Bending the Rules of Reproduction

Roughly 100 years ago, in a romantic lagoon near Tampico on Gulf side of Mexico, two distinct fish species—a sailfin molly male and an Atlantic molly …

Science

To save their land, they unveiled the world’s biggest dinosaur footprint

Australia has always had the market cornered on enormous animals trying to kill you<p>The Goolarabooloo people have been singing about dinosaur footprints for thousands of years—they just don’t call them ‘dinosaurs.’<p>To the indigenous tribe, those tracks were left by ancient, spiritual beings who …

Paleontology

Americans Could Eat Every American in Less Than Two Decades - Motherboard

The science research burning up the blog-o-sphere today is a fun one: Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer, a pair of European biologists, recently published a paper looking at how much raw tonnage of prey spiders consume every year. It's a fascinating paper—and open access, so you've got no excuse …

Spiders

Newswire: Spiders could eat you and everyone you love if they felt like it, biologists say

For years, the greatest threat to mankind’s continued survival has been robots bypassing our Captcha systems or learning our Pizza Hut orders, but our two sides now enjoy a tenuous peace after that adorable little girl taught one of their machines about the human concept of “wuv.” That means the …

Spiders

This Is Horrifying: Spiders Eat Twice As Much Flesh As Humans Every Year | Fast Company

Humans eat around 400 million tons of meat and fish each year; a new study finds that in the same time frame, the “global spider community” collectively kills 400 to 800 million tons of prey, in the form of free-range insects. If that doesn’t creep you out, then consider this: They do most of their …

Spiders

Each Year Spiders Eat Millions of Tons of Food More Than Humans

If you are afraid of spiders, this information is not going to help.<p>For one thing, sit with <i>this</i> a spell: Our planet is absolutely teeming with …

Nature

Do Spiders Have A Personality? Scientists Study Romantic Arachnids With 'Charisma'

Every person in this world is unique and shows their love differently, and it turns out the same can probably be said for spiders.<p>Researchers from …

Spiders

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in a year and that’s okay by me

You’ve tried worrying about eating spiders in your sleep, now try worrying about being consumed by spiders<p><i>The Washington Post</i> declared today that “spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year.” Depending on your view of current events, this could actually be good news! The …

Spiders

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year

Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms. There's a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up …

Nature

Climate Change Pushes World Into ‘Uncharted Territory’

<i>By Damian Carrington, The Guardian</i><p>The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world …

Climate Change

Trump Isn't a Fan of the WTO, But U.S. Lawyers Often Win There - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump has hinted the U.S. is prepared to ignore rulings by the World Trade Organization. He may not have to bother, because …

World Trade Organization

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War... And No One Is Talking About It

While Americans have been focused on the ACA and Trump's ties to Russia, Trump has been busy expanding the American troop presence inside Syria.<p>Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s …

Syria

A danger lies in underestimating Kim Jong Un by dismissing him as irrational

It's easy to write off Kim Jong Un as a madman. What with the colorful nuclear threats, the gruesome executions of family members, the fact that he's a self-appointed marshal who's never served in the military.<p>Indeed, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., did it just this past week, calling Kim "this crazy, …

Korean Peninsula

Why Humans Love Robots Like People

Soldiers refuse to leave war-zone robots behind; people feel pain when asked to torture small mechanized animals. Why do we get so attached to our droids?<p>Humans are strange creatures. We sleepwalk, pick our noses, and name our cars. Some of us like black licorice and some of us are afraid of cotton …

Robots

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Life Sciences

The U.S. will be hit worse by job automation than other major economies

A new study from PwC estimates that 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation in the next 15 years.<p>Nearly 40 percent of jobs in the U.S. may be vulnerable to replacement by robots in the next fifteen years, according to a new study by the research firm PwC.<p>Other major advanced economies …

Automation

North Korea’s leader is a lot of things — but irrational is not one of them

SEOUL — It’s easy to write off Kim Jong Un as a madman. What with the colorful nuclear threats, the gruesome executions of family members, the fact that he’s a self-appointed marshal who’s never served in the military.<p>Indeed, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) did it just this past week, calling Kim “this …

North Korea

How a massive New Zealand earthquake broke the rules

Earthquakes can hop from one fault to another as long as the faults are less than three miles apart, say scientists. So how did a NZ quake 'jump' …

New Zealand quake study reveals ruptures can be much bigger than we thought possible

No one could have expected what was to hit New Zealand in 2016. The country is certainly no stranger to being shaken up by moving tectonic plates. …

Earthquakes

Photos Reveal More Than 200 Bright Blue Arctic Lakes Have Started Bubbling With Methane Gas

Not good.<p>Satellite images have revealed more than 200 strange, bright blue lakes in Russia's Arctic regions that are bubbling "like jacuzzis" as a …

Here's What Might Happen If We Finally Decide To Leave Earth Behind

Where we might go and the plans we'd need in place to colonise other planets and galaxies<p>Click here to see GameSpot & EA's guide to Mass Effect Andromeda<p>Last year, physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking revealed he doesn't believe our planet is likely to survive all the terrible things we're …

Astronomy

Earth’s newest cloud is terrifying

In 2014, I spoke with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, about his quixotic mission: to get recognition for a new category of cloud called the “undulatus asperatus.” For years, individuals from across the world had been sending him pictures of the unusual …

Space

China's new missile could threaten an arms war in the Pacific

China has a new generation of stealthy, supersonic anti-ship missiles, and the US is clearly worried about them. Former US rear admiral Eric McVadon described them as the "strategic equivalent of China’s acquiring nuclear weapons in 1964". He wasn’t exaggerating.<p>The missiles can evade US missile …

Cold War

10 Natural Disasters that Struck the Medieval World

Natural disasters could have a huge impact on the medieval world – they could ruin cities or regions, and leave tens of thousand dead or homeless. …

Earthquakes

New Evidence Shows Global Climate Change Began Way Back in 1610

With evidence mounting that humanity has become a true force of nature “as Earth-changing as a meteorite strike,” it’s natural to wonder just exactly …

Climate Change

Maunder Minimum Petri Dish of Political Change

• Home<br>• Current News<br>• Maunder Minimum Petri Dish of Political Change<p>Published on February 4, 2017<p>Written by Martin Armstrong<p>The global warming …