Results community's echolocation might work like gorgeous surveillance sonar

Results community's echolocation might work like gorgeous surveillance sonar

Top Story New research suggests that the Egyptian fruit bat is using similar techniques to those preferred by modern-day military and civil surveillance. The results could inspire new directions for driverless cars and drones. While most other bats emit high-pitched squeals, the fruit bat simply clicks its tongue and produces signals that are more like […]

Largest portion of Russians just like very special services’ be effective

Largest portion of Russians just like very special services’ be effective

Two thirds of Russians have a positive opinion of the country’s special services, and almost half said that working for the state security services would improve their overall impression of a person, a recent poll has shown. Read more According to a report released by the Public Opinion Foundation think tank on Friday, 66 percent […]

Family Upset Dog Doesn’t Like Christmas Present|Humor

Family Upset Dog Doesn’t Like Christmas Present|Humor

GOLDEN, CO – The Hernandez family dog, Peppers, was unimpressed with its Christmas present this year, angering the family. “How ungrateful? How disrespectful? No respect for us and no respect for Christmas! What would Jesus say?” said Alfredo Hernandez. “We give that dog everything and it just takes us for granted. And then one Christmas […]

Election 2017: What an Honestly Counted US Election Might Look Like

Election 2017: What an Honestly Counted US Election Might Look Like

Democracy The overarching analogy here is to the pool shark: missing makeable shots is part of the hustle, indeed essential to the hustle. Same for a poker cheat. If you win every hand, either no one will play with you or they will start making you play in short sleeves. You save those up-sleeve aces […]

Synthetic material acts like an insect cloaking device

Synthetic material acts like an insect cloaking device

Top Story Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making them a candidate for anti-reflective coatings. The synthetic spheres also explain how the leaf hopper insect uses similar particles to hide from predators in its environment. Scientists have long been aware that leaf hoppers extrude […]

“We Didn’t Have to Suffer Like That”: Inside a Texas Prison During Hurricane Harvey

“We Didn’t Have to Suffer Like That”: Inside a Texas Prison During Hurricane Harvey

In late August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the southeast Texas coast bringing with it extreme winds and dropping more than four feet of rain across Houston and the surrounding area. The catastrophic flooding caused thousands to evacuate, including many state prisoners who were moved to drier and safer facilities elsewhere in the state. But the 3,000 men inside […]

It looks like an oxymoron, but Earth optimism is worth a try

It looks like an oxymoron, but Earth optimism is worth a try

Roland Seitre/naturepl.com FIFTY-FIVE years ago last month, Rachel Carson published her seminal book Silent Spring. Its warning that indiscriminate use of pesticides was poisoning the planet is frequently credited with having started the modern environmental movement. What has that movement achieved? Arguably not much. Certainly not enough. Pesticides still abound, we’re in the midst of […]