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LIFE

honey bees

Old honeybees make a drumming sound to get young slackers working

The more experienced bees in a colony sometimes run around the honeyco...
mantis shrimp

Mantis shrimps punch with the force of a bullet – and now we know how

The mantis shrimp has an incredibly fast punch, and it’s because of ...
Rocks in Greenland

World’s oldest fossils might turn out to just be ancient rocks

In 2016, researchers unveiled 3.7-billion-year-old fossils – a reass...
Hangar One building

2019 Breakthrough Prize winners set to receive share in $22 million

Silicon valley’s Breakthrough Prize reveals the 21 scientists who ha...
A male peacock

Male birds can be good singers or good looking, but not both

The prettier the bird, the worse it sings. A study of over 500 species...
The golden couple

Wildlife photography prize goes to stunning picture of golden monkeys

Hellbenders, vampire finches, and mud-daubers were among animals depic...

ENVIRONMENT

rock fall

Falling rocks can explode so hard that only nuclear weapons beat them

If big rocks fall far enough they can explode with more energy than an...
Jair Bolsonaro

Front-runner in Brazil’s election wants to pull out of climate treaty

The far-right winner of the first round of Brazil's presidential elect...
Ediacaran fossil

Earliest known animal was a half-billion-year-old underwater blob

The weird ‘Ediacaran’ fossils have stumped scientists for decades ...
Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, 2018 (c) Norfolk & Thyman

Photography: heating up the climate campaign

At Unseen Amsterdam, striking images of a melting glacier are stirrin...
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