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Climate Swindle: Meet The New Scare, Same As The Old Scare

This month, The Wall Street Journal celebrated its 130th anniversary by republishing salient articles spanning that period, including this retrospectively illuminating report from February 2, 1978: A climatic disaster, triggered by the continued burning of oil and coal, could result…

World’s Most Unusual Beach Is Actually A Glacier That Never Melts

Today the Buluus glacier is as packed with visitors as the only official beach in Yakutsk, the world’s largest city built on permafrost. A hidden gem of Yakutia, it lies in a deep valley some 100 km (62 miles) from…

Scientists discover how mosquito brains integrate diverse sensory cues to find a host

A team has discovered how the female mosquito brain integrates visual and olfactory signals to identify, track and hone in on a potential host for her next blood meal. They discovered that, after the mosquito’s olfactory system detects certain chemical cues, the mosquito uses her visual system to scan her surroundings for certain shapes and fly toward them, presumably associating those shapes with potential hosts.

How mammals’ brains evolved to distinguish odors is nothing to sniff at

Neuroscientists have discovered that at least six types of mammals — from mice to cats — distinguish odors in roughly the same way, using circuitry in the brain that’s evolutionarily preserved across species.

Tornadoes, windstorms pave way for lasting plant invasions

When tornadoes touch down, we brace for news of property damage, injuries, and loss of life, but the high-speed wind storms wreak environmental havoc, too. They can cut through massive swaths of forest, destroying trees and wildlife habitat, and opening up opportunities for invasive species to gain ground.