Invasive insects cause at least $77 billion in damage every year, according to a study released Tuesday that says this figure is "grossly underestimated" because it covers only a fraction of the globe.
The last time Comet Lovejoy was visible in the night sky was 8,000 years ago. Now it's back and visible from the Northern Hemisphere in the coming weeks, and binoculars or a telescope can give you a glowing view of the visitor.
We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.
You love ‘em. You might eat one every day. It's kind of the perfect fruit, easy to carry, easy to peel, good to eat. But there's a banana crisis looming, a deadly fungus that's destroying banana crops in Asia and is spreading elsewhere.