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Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Insects

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

U.S. Mayors to Obama: Quit Cracking Down on Marijuana

Wallenda Makes Crossing Despite Tribal Objections

Nik Wallenda completed his tightrope walk across the Little Colorado Sunday, a gorge repeatedly referred to as "near the Grand Canyon." What was often left out is that the gorge is on Navajo Nation land and that the nearby Hopi people, who hold the area as a site of sacred importance, strongly …

National Parks

Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen-deprived area may be size of New Jersey, scientists say.<p><b>A possibly record-breaking, New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico (map) this summer, according to a forecast released this week.</b><p>Unusually robust spring floods in the U.S. Midwest are flushing agricultural …

The Collapse Of The Honeybee Industry Could Cost Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars

One-third of the food we eat depends on insect pollination, mostly by honeybees that are raised and managed by beekeepers.<p>The value of insect pollinators on world agricultural production, which accounts for their role in producing better quality and quantity of harvests, was estimated at $208 …

Global music festivals to catch this summer

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Rare Colour Photos Of Women Working During WW2

In the countless history books, many of the major of achievements are based on the accomplishments of men. But in the darkest depths of World War 2, …

On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York

<b>On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.</b><p>Pictured, the Statue of Liberty photographed from a helicopter by LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White in 1952.<p>See more photos of America from above <b>here</b>.

Sensuous Steel

Ken Gross bought his first car magazine when he was 12 years old and brought it home proudly to show his father. His dad was not interested. So Gross spent his adolescence trying to convince his old man that, despite the fact that he worked for cheap in a gas station and spent all of his spare time …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Infographics

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

Federal Agents Accuse Two Of Plotting Deadly X-Ray Weapon

Two men in upstate New York have been arrested for planning to build a "radiation particle weapon" that could be mounted on a vehicle and used to target people, according to a report by the Albany <i>Times-Union</i> Wednesday. The men allegedly planned to sell the device to either the Ku Klux Klan or …

Drone technology used for pilotless fighter aircraft

<b>Under a huge semi-opaque dome and with heavy security in attendance, visitors to the Paris Air Show peer at a strange looking shape.</b><p>DronesAircraft without pilots are known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or dronesIn military situations, drones are used for intelligence, surveillance and …

Aviation

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