As we face an invasion of murder hornets, we can look to our alien protectors, the praying mantis, to save us.
There's a 7-mile (11-kilometer) trail in North Carolina named "Sinkhole Trail" for a large sinkhole situated along a ridge there. A group of mountain bikers on that trail recently noticed a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in that sinkhole. The bikers cleverly used some beef jerky and some straps to lift the trapped… READ THE REST
In Phoenix on Sunday, the National Weather Service's radar captured what first appears to be rain clouds blooming over the Valley of the Sun. Turns out, it was likely a large colony of Mexican free-tailed bats on the move. From WSMV: "That doesn't look like a normal shower, the way everything is sort of fanning… READ THE REST
I wonder if this was just a friendly greeting or a congratulatory gesture, and, if it's the latter, what exactly was being praised. READ THE REST
As a natural anti-pathogen, copper has become to nasty contaminants what crosses are to vampires, rapidly killing bacteria, yeasts and viruses on metallic copper surfaces. When no less authoritative a source than the National Institutes of Health calls copper a "contact killer," then you know you need to look into getting more copper in your… READ THE REST
We all have visions of cooking cool, elaborate meals. Unfortunately, those visions often die after we absolutely butcher a few. We've all been there. Overcooked steaks. Undercooked poultry. A main course sits because we totally mistimed a side. There are any number of ways to well and truly murder a well-intentioned meal. Hestan Cue and… READ THE REST
Mixology sounds like a science because it is…sort of. Oh sure, there's a lot of knowledge and skill that goes into conjuring up just the right balance for making a mixed drink really pop. But part of it really is just an exacting science of combining compounds and properly integrating flavors to make an absolutely… READ THE REST