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insect population

Scientists shocked by 75 percent decline in flying insect numbers

October 19th, 2017

Bees, moths, and other flying insects can be a bit of a nuisance when you’re trying to enjoy a nice sunny day outside, but they’re still incredibly vital links in the ecological chain. Now, new research out of Germany has caused a panic in the scientific community, revealing that the total biomass — that is, …

global warming impact

How global warming will make you weak and sick

August 3rd, 2017

If rising sea levels, more powerful storms, and mass extinction just haven’t been enough to spark your concern over the growing climate crisis, perhaps becoming ill will do the trick. New research into the impact of global warming on crops reveals that rising CO2 levels will actually reduce the amount of protein and key minerals …

first flower

This might be the first flower that ever existed

August 2nd, 2017

It’s difficult to imagine a world without something as simple as flowers. They tend to be just about everywhere, and even if you don’t have a fancy rose bush in your garden, you probably have at least a dozen dandelions poking up around the yard, but have you ever wondered where they actually came from? …

money buys happiness

Science says money does buy happiness, but not in the way you think

July 25th, 2017

You’ve probably heard it a million times, but the old adage that “money can’t buy happiness” might actually be completely false. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that money really can make you happy, but not by buying yourself gifts or fancy possessions. As it turns out, …

space news

Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

June 23rd, 2017

The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we’re here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. Coronal mass ejections — when the sun spews a whole bunch of plasma and energy into space — can seriously mess up …