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Zombie ant fungus doesn’t attack ants’ brains. Instead, the fungus invades an ant’s entire body, forming an interconnected 3-D network, forcing the ant to move.
A recently published study confirms that native trees are most effective in hosting caterpillars, an important food for birds.
Something to think about while raking.
As climate talks open in Bonn, Germany this week, negotiators are considering a report from the World Meteorological Organization, urging action now.
This year’s ozone hole peaked in September at its smallest observed extent since 1988, due to an unstable and unusually warm Antarctic vortex in 2017.
The Yellowstone supervolcano’s last eruption wasn’t a single event, but 2 closely-spaced eruptions that put the brakes on a natural global-warming trend, says a study.
Eerie denizens of the ocean depths star in this video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
These swirling, intense red sunset skies are due to ongoing wildfires in northern Italy.
In recent years, the International Space Station has given astronauts the chance to photograph transient luminous events – or TLEs – natural light shows produced at the tops of thunderstorms.
La Niña (or not) is the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter might shape up. Overall, NOAA’s outlook suggests a relatively cool, wet U.S. North – and warm, dry U.S. South – this winter.
Geminid meteors peak December 12-13
Long-lasting moon halo