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The ant that moves at 108 times its body length each second

The ant that moves at 108 times its body length each second

Scientists have recorded the speed of the world’s fastest ant, which lives in the Sahara and is able to travel 108 times its own body length per second. Harald Wolf, a professor at the University of Ulm, Germany, and his colleagues found that the Saharan silver ant, Cataglyphis bombycina, can reach speeds of 0.855 meters…MORE

Three Trump call transcripts we’d like to see — Meanwhile in America

Three Trump call transcripts we’d like to see — Meanwhile in America

The biggest surprise about the Ukraine scandal is that Trump thought he could make it go away by releasing this suspicion-raising rough transcript of his call with President Volodymyr Zelensky. It’s got us thinking about other transcripts of calls that might be stashed away in a top-secret Situation Room computer system — here are a…MORE

Putin must be ‘tired of winning’ — Meanwhile in America

Putin must be ‘tired of winning’ — Meanwhile in America

Vladimir Putin is doing so much winning, he must be getting tired of winning — to borrow a phrase from President Donald Trump. Russia’s President has swept into the vacuum left by the US in northeast Syria. In just days, he has presided over a deal between US-allied- Kurds and his own ally Syrian leader…MORE

This is the closest solar system to Earth containing multiple planets

This is the closest solar system to Earth containing multiple planets

Just 11 light years from earth is the GJ 15 A star system with two planets orbiting a red-dwarf star. This makes it the closest solar system to Earth that contains multiple planets. The Alpha Centauri system is only 4.3 light years away but only contains one exoplanet, called Proxima B. The planets in GJ…MORE

The world’s oldest leftovers stashed at Israel’s Qesem Cave

The world’s oldest leftovers stashed at Israel’s Qesem Cave

It seems stashing your leftovers from dinner is hardly a new concept. Humans have been storing food for 200,000 to 400,000 years, new research suggests. A bit like we would store our food in a Tupperware container, early humans stored marrow-rich deer bones for several weeks. Once the bones, skin and tendons had had time…MORE

‘Waterfalls’ of gas reveal baby planets, study says

‘Waterfalls’ of gas reveal baby planets, study says

Astronomers spied three spots around a star that could indicate baby planets are forming and growing there, according to a new study. This is the first time astronomers using the ALMA radio telescope have seen 3D motions of gas in a disk around a star where planets form. The study published Wednesday in the journal…MORE

This is how Syria’s 8-year war ends. But there’s nothing to celebrate

This is how Syria’s 8-year war ends. But there’s nothing to celebrate

The war, or wars, in Syria may be approaching an end. The third of the country that was under the control of the once US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will slowly be reabsorbed into the orbit of Damascus, as will the troops who fought alongside the Americans. The SDF, abandoned in a flash by the…MORE

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