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Watch These Bees Cook A Hornet Alive

Ball of bees cooking a hornet alive

What happens when a predator gets so deadly that the prey has to think outside the box to fight back? Sometimes, evolution can work in strange ways, finding the most unexpected methods to defend a species from extinction. Bees, for example, have discovered a way to use their collective body temperature to roast their worst… Read more »

Rising Sea Temperatures Causing Fish To Disappear In Tropics

US Navy and Australia Great Barrier Reef Bombs

Startling research out of the University of British Colombia shows that many regions around the equator could lose many of their most important commercial fish species by 2050, if left unchecked. Daily Digest News reports that researchers used data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to study how fish may react to waters… Read more »

Why Are Mosquitoes So Difficult To Swat? Science Explains

Why Are Mosquitoes So Notoriously Difficult To Swat?

Swatting mosquitoes has always been a much harder task than it sounds. Those pesky buggers are able to fly circles around you, and you still can’t seem to snag even a single one. Though there are mats, mosquito swatters, and countless other devices that promise to help you get rid of these tiny pests, not… Read more »

Researchers Discover A New Way To Make Oxygen Without Plants

making oxygen without plants

Researchers have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen without the need of plants. The research could help scientists understand the Earth’s early atmosphere and how other planets filled with carbon dioxide may form oxygen. The French Tribune reports that researchers from the University of California in Davis have found that by exposing carbon… Read more »

The Moon Revised: ‘Man In The Moon’ Gets A New Origin Story

Supermoon 2014: Perseid Meteor Shower To Coincide With Largest Full Moon This Year

The long-held theory that the “Man in the Moon” craters on the moon’s surface were created by asteroids is now under investigation. Many scientists believe the craters may have come from a drastically different source — from within. CNET reports that new NASA data released this week supports the theory that magma from within the… Read more »

Pluto Is A Planet After All

NASA rendering of possible tenth planet

Not long after scientists decided Pluto didn’t fit the definition of a planet, a new public debate has determined that Pluto is a planet once again. According to Science Alert, a group of scientists gathered last week to debate over what a planet actually is. After a popular vote, the congregation decided that Pluto does,… Read more »