Two-thirds of the world's population faces an extreme water shortage at least one month a year. Many of these places are dry, arid deserts with no reliable source of fresh water — other than fog, that is. But fog capture isn't as easy as you might think, at least for us humans. The Namib Desert beetle, on the other hand, has practically perfected the art. Here's how scientists are creating technology based on the beetle's exoskeleton that could help end water scarcity.
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"Prepare fer Rammin' speed, matey!" the National Park Service wrote of the encounter.
This Little California Beach Town Is the Best Place to See the Great Monarch Butterfly Migration — but They Need Your Help
"There were once so many butterflies that the sound of their wings was described as a rippling stream or a summer rain." Now, it's up to us to get that back.
- Idaho Statesman
Tourists could see people carrying rifles and hear gunshots throughout the park.
- USA TODAY
Surgically implanted with radio transmitters, scout snakes can lead biologists to groups of reproductively active pythons. But tracking isn't easy.
- Business Insider
Take a look at the record-breaking port congestion from 10,000 feet above, as 70 hulking cargo ships park off the LA coast
From above they may look like specks, but the cargo ships have turned the coast of Southern California into a parking lot.
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Both owner and dog were bitten by the 6-foot-long alligator in and injured in the attack, but both survived.
- The Telegraph
Wuhan and US scientists were planning to release enhanced airborne coronavirus particles into Chinese bat populations to inoculate them against diseases that could jump to humans, leaked grant proposals dating from 2018 show.
- The Weather Network
Hints about the seasons to come can be spotted in this animal
Image Provided by Pond Technologies As intensifying natural disasters and record-breaking heat waves push nations around the world to move more urgently toward a fossil fuel-free future, finding solutions that can be implemented quickly and make a huge impact have become the focus of many climate strategies. Ontario-based Pond Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: PNDHF) (TSXV: POND) offers a unique solution with its patented algae platform that can sequester about 2 tons of carbon for each ton of algae gr
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Beachgoers in Fort Myers were treated to an amazing sight: a herd of mating manatees off the shore at the appropriately named Lover’s Key.
Explore the space above us at EPCOT.
Toyota boss Akio Toyoda is one of the most vocal opponents of banning the internal combustion engine. "Carbon is our enemy, not the internal combustion engine," he said during a Japan Automobile Manufacturer's Association (JAMA) press conference. While he stopped short of citing examples, the experimental hydrogen-powered Corolla race car unveiled earlier in 2021 illustrates Toyoda's point.
- Popular Mechanics
Using a "laser pincer," scientists can generate their own antimatter, simulations show.
- The Guardian
There are about 10,000 tigers in the US, and with few requirements for ownership, virtually anyone can own, breed or sell them A nine-month-old Bengal tiger, which was seen roaming the lawns of suburban Houston, in a cage after being captured by authorities in May 2021. Photograph: Francois Picard/AFP/Getty Images The first red flag was the shiny Chevy Camaro with no license plate. “Anything to declare?” asked the US Customs and Border Protection officer. “Nothing,” replied the 18-year-old drive
AccuWeather National Reporter Tony Laubach has chased hundreds of tornadoes over dozens of years in numerous locations throughout the United States. But the veteran storm chaser had a new adventure on his plate this week - chasing down tarantulas. Laubach was in southeastern Colorado on Tuesday for a unique vermin event that has begun drawing large crowds. During the spiders' annual mating season, thousands of the hairy, brown creatures can be found scurrying across the rocky surface of La Junta
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Bears and sharks are known to be animals that can kill humans. But how often do they kill in North America?
A group of bears in northeastern Colorado enjoyed a pool party as the end of summer approached.This video taken by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Northeast Region on September 11, who said it was filmed in Pike National Forest, shows a bear and two cubs wallowing in a muddy body of water.Autumn officially begins on September 21 as the sun crosses the equator, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Credit: @CPW_NE/Jason Clay via Storyful
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The need to examine the life cycles of all energy sources: A closer look at renewable energy disposal
Every source of energy—including fossil fuels, wind and solar power, and nuclear power—have both positive and negative attributes. Often, proponents or opponents of a certain source gloss over, or hype up, specific challenges or benefits in order to promote their favored solution. In order to make informed decisions about which energy sources can meet America’s energy needs, policymakers and the public need to know about the entire life cycle of all energy sources. For example, proponents of fos
The Moon + water = magic. But actually.
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In Germany, flying insects have declined by 76% in 26 years. In the UK, common butterfly populations have fallen by 46% since 1976. We should be alarmed by this insect apocalypse ‘Our tidy, pesticide-infused world is hostile to most insect life.’ Photograph: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock Insects have been around for more than 400m years, their ancestors crawling from the oceans to colonise the land long before dinosaurs appeared. They have been enormously successful, evolv