SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD DRASTICALLY CHANGE ECOSYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD
Ancient pollen fossils could help predict how climate change will impact global vegetation.
HOW DID OPIUM POPPIES GET THEIR PAINKILLING PROPERTIES?
Humans have been turning to the poppy plant to get high or relieve pain for
thousands of years
COSMIC ZOMBIES: BLACK HOLES CAN REANIMATE DEAD STARS
Close encounters with medium-size black holes can reanimate dead stars, if only momentarily, a new study suggests.
NEWLY DISCOVERED HYBRID PYTHONS COULD THREATEN FLORIDA'S EVERGLADES
New hybrid pythons discovered in southern Florida could be stronger and more adaptable to their environment than their nonhybrid relatives.
The curious pythons are, genetically speaking, mostly Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus).
AN ACCELERATION BREAKTHROUGH COULD FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE HOW WE STUDY PARTICLES
Smaller, more powerful accelerators might be coming.
AN 18-FOOT FUGITIVE PYTHON IS ON THE LOOSE IN POLAND
For nearly two months, a slippery fugitive has evaded capture in the Polish countryside. Nicknamed Bertha, she followed a serpentine path to escape her seekers' best efforts.
ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COULD RUN THE WORLD BETTER THAN HUMANS EVER COULD
Humans are pretty terrible at making choices that are good for us in the long term. AI could do better.
ANCIENT 'ALIEN' WASP HIJACKED FLY PUPAE, ATE THE FLIES INSIDE
Fossilized fly pupae are about as exciting to look at as a handful of dingy, stale Rice Krispies.
WILDFIRES: CAUSES, COSTS & CONTAINMENT
Wildfires burn millions of acres every year, leaving death and destruction in their wake. While natural causes (and climate change) play a part, nearly all wildfires are caused by people.
STD RATES KEEP RISING AS US 'SLIDES BACKWARD,' CDC SAYS
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the U.S. continue to rise.
If that sounds familiar, well, it is: Last year, Live Science reported the