Insects

Bogong moths first insect known to use magnetic sense in long-distance nocturnal migration

14 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Each spring, millions of nocturnal Bogong moths hatch across breeding grounds throughout southeastern Australia before flying over 1,000 kilometers through the dark night to...
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Light Pollution Linked to Decline in Insects

Light Pollution Linked to Decline in Insects

1 day ago   |   R&D Magazine

ArticleBright lights in certain areas may be driving the flying insect population down, ultimately resulting in changes in the natural ecosystem. Staff Author: Kenny Walter...
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Why homosexual behaviour in insects may be a case of mistaken identity

1 day ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

Sex is costly for insects. It uses up resources such as water, energy and time. Some species, like bush crickets, can ejaculate as much as a quarter of their body weight. In...
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In praise of the midges pestering footballers in the World Cup

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

England's opening match in World Cup 2018 was a dramatic clash between Gareth Southgate's Young Lions and several million gnats, not to mention Tunisia's wrestling footballers...
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Light pollution a reason for insect decline

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater...
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U.S. Armed Forces is getting a Space Force (over the objections of the Secretary of Defense)

3 days ago   |   TechCrunch   |   2 articles

In a surprise announcement today at the third meeting of the White House's newly reconvened Space Council, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to create a new...
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How to find your home on Pangea

How to find your home on Pangea

4 days ago   |   The Verge

Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we've been separated ever since - but a map...
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This Dutch town uses high-tech streetlights to keep their bats happy

This Dutch town uses high-tech streetlights to keep their bats happy

6 days ago   |   The Next Web

Have you ever heard of a bat-friendly city? Me neither. But the Dutch town of Zuidhoek-Nieuwkoop is claiming to be the first - and probably only - bat-friendly town in the...
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This tiny frog captured in ancient amber lived in the shadow of dinosaurs

This tiny frog captured in ancient amber lived in the shadow of dinosaurs

7 days ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

If there's one thing that Jurassic Park taught us (besides the fact that Jeff Goldblum is a national treasure and should be cherished) it's that ancient tree sap is really...
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A bug's life was cut short when it met its doom, twice, 100 million years ago

A bug's life was cut short when it met its doom, twice, 100 million years ago

7 days ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

To humans, ticks are vile little creatures that do little but annoy and at times cause pain. You've probably never felt sorry for one of the little buggers under any...
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Landmark Supreme Court decision lets states force online stores to pay sales tax

Landmark Supreme Court decision lets states force online stores to pay sales tax

A contentious case has reached a rather contentious ruling in the Supreme Court today, and in a 5-4 decision, the highest court in the United States found that states can... Read more ...

Here's why Fortnite shopping carts are giving Epic Games such a big headache

Here's why Fortnite shopping carts are giving Epic Games such a big headache

One of Fortnite's biggest draws is that it's constantly updated with new things, like limited-time events or fancy weapons. While the steady drip of tweaks and additions help... Read more ...

Steam's Summer Sale is now live with oodles of PC game discounts

Steam's Summer Sale is now live with oodles of PC game discounts

Get ready to empty your wallet. Heads up, PC gamers: it's time to break out your wallets for the annual slaughter of your bank account. Read more ...

3 Best Powerline Network Adapters in 2018

3 Best Powerline Network Adapters in 2018

Powerline network adapters are handy devices that help you expand your home network coverage. There's another way to expand your home network and cover more parts of the house... Read more ...

Google Assistant update makes conversations more natural

Google Assistant update makes conversations more natural

In its attempt to streamline the way people interact with its Assistant, Google announced it has released a new update that makes chatting with the personal digital assistant... Read more ...

Oculus Summer Sale 2018: the best time to stock up on VR games is right now

Oculus Summer Sale 2018: the best time to stock up on VR games is right now

Your wallet might already be hurting from the 2018 Steam Summer Sale going on today, but remember, sales on regular PC games are a dime a dozen. That said, finding sales on VR... Read more ...

Mi Pad 4 to come with AI face recognition tech, Xiaomi confirms

Mi Pad 4 to come with AI face recognition tech, Xiaomi confirms

Xiaomi has confirmed another key detail for the upcoming Mi Pad 4. In a post on its official Weibo account, the Chinese company revealed the tablet features AI face unlock... Read more ...

Facebook launches auto-translate in Messenger for English, Spanish

Facebook launches auto-translate in Messenger for English, Spanish

Facebook's new AI assistant , M, can now translate your Messenger conversations from Spanish to English, or vice versa, with the tap of a finger. All users in the United States... Read more ...

Despite protesting immigration policies, big-name tech companies are all...

Despite protesting immigration policies, big-name tech companies are all over ICE's IT contracts

The leaders of some of the most prominent tech companies in the US protested against Donald Trump's border policy on children in previous days, including Microsoft, which has a... Read more ...

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ getting new software updates

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ getting new software updates

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners have been wondering when they'll get another software update after T-Mobile began pushing one in mid-April but then paused it a day later. Now... Read more ...