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Bees can learn to pull strings for food

Learning to pull strings for food is often used to test the intelligence of apes and birds. Turns out, bees can learn it too, and pass the skill on to other bees.


Tracking volcanos on Jupiter’s moon Io

Scientists used earthly telescopes to track hot spots on Io over a period of years and saw that it remains the most volcanically active world in our solar system.

White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics Laboratory

Today in science: 1st photo from space

On October 24, 1946 – 70 years ago today – a movie camera on board a V-2 rocket captured the first-ever outer space photo of Earth.

The photo illustrates the small size of the tarsier compared to a child. Imag via Thinkstock

Tiny tarsier is our distant cousin

This little guy looks like a big-eyed mouse, but a new genetic analysis puts tarsiers on the branch of the primate evolutionary tree that leads to great apes and humans.


Hot Jupiters’ cloudy nights, blistering days

The distant exoplanets known as “hot Jupiters” orbit their stars so tightly that they’re perpetually charbroiled. Plus they keep one face toward their stars.


What did dinosaurs sound like?

The discovery of the fossil vocal organ of an ancient Antarctic bird suggests that dinosaurs couldn’t sing, but maybe honked.


See it! Super Hunter’s Moon 2016

Many captured the full Hunter’s Moon last night. It was also the 1st of 3 supermoons in 2016.  Thanks to all who contributed!


Do you have a 2nd brain … in your gut?

We’re controlled by more than just our thoughts. New video from AsapSCIENCE


Huge gas cloud headed for Milky Way

In about 30 million years, a massive cloud of gas – called Smith’s Cloud – will collide with the Milky Way.

Scripps geologist Neal Driscoll taking measurements of the onshore sediment layers along the eastern edge of the Salton Sea. Image ivia Scripps.

New earthquake fault found in California

Scientists have discovered a new fault in the earthquake-prone region of Southern California that includes the greater Los Angeles area.