Damion Kiskaden

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New Species of Leafcutter Bee Discovered in Texas

A new species of leafcutter bees, <i>Megachile chomskyi</i>, has been discovered in Texas. The genus <i>Megachile</i> is a cosmopolitan group of solitary bees, often …

Record broken in search for farthest supernova

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found the farthest supernova so far of the type used to measure cosmic distances. Supernova UDS10Wil, nicknamed SN …

Universe

Halo: Silentium

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Bear<p>In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood--a horrifying shape-changing parasite--has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.<p>Too little, too late, the legal rate of …

Horned ghost crabs change camouflage from day to night

Reporter, BBC Nature<p>Horned ghost crabs change their appearance from day to night for camouflage, a study has revealed.<p>The species <i>Ocypode ceratophthalmus</i> builds burrows on beaches from Japan to East Africa to shelter from predators.<p>Researchers investigating young crabs' defences found they fine-tune …

Zoology

Injustice: Gods Among Us character select screen shows Ares and Killer Frost in roster

Two more DC Comics super villains appear to be locked in for NetherRealm's fighting game <i>Injustice: Gods Among Us</i>: Ares and Killer Frost.<p>A screenshot of <i>Injustice</i>'s character select screen was posted to Twitter earlier today by someone claiming to be a Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment employee. …