Category: Science

Scientists Discover New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’

Scientists Discover New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’

Some species of ants can exhibit some strange behaviors, from using their jaws to launch themselves great distances to building bridges and rafts with their own bodies. But none compare to the strange Colobopsis species of southeast Asia, whose members can self-destruct to attack predators. The first species of exploding ants were discovered in the early 20th century, but since…

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Volcano in Japan Erupts for First Time in 250 Years

Volcano in Japan Erupts for First Time in 250 Years

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from…

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Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic

Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic

Plastics come in all kinds of different types with all kinds of different properties, making them some of the most versatile and durable materials ever produced. But that durability comes with a cost, as discarded plastic piles up on land and in the oceans. We can sometimes recycle plastic and use it again, but the recycling process is…

By admin April 25, 2018 0