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Green light given to fruit fly’s color preference

Researchers have made two unexpected discoveries. First, they found that, given a choice, fruit flies are drawn to green light early in the morning and late in the afternoon, when they are most active, and to red, or dim light, in midday, when like many humans, they slow down to eat and perhaps take a siesta.

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers – Nature.com

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbersNatureShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailNature BriefingSpringerNature Current issue PDF version A family eats near a coal-fired power plant in China. Coal supplies nearly…

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If the world ran on sun, it wouldn’t fight over oil | Bill McKibben

We are sadly accustomed by now to the idea that our reliance on oil and gas causes random but predictable outbreaks of flood, firestorm and drought. The weekend’s news from the Gulf is a grim reminder that depending on oil…

Photographer captures airplanes' rainbow trails

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-2DZ(LR) displays beautiful rainbow contrails over Brisbane, Australia. (Photo: Michael Marston/ePixel Aerospace) Michael Marston began photographing and taking videos of airplanes three years ago, and as he started learning how atmospheric conditions affected his photos, he made…

10 ways babies are really weird

Sure, all babies are cute, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t also extremely weird. Babies are eating, sleeping and pooping machines that double their weight in their first few months of life. And they pack a whole lot of oddness…

All the lonely people: Where do they all belong?

In “Eleanor Rigby,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney famously asked: All the lonely peopleWhere do they all come from?All the lonely peopleWhere do they all belong? These are good questions. And I’ll add one more: As the baby boomers get…

Tesla Model 3’s Automatic Emergency Braking Saves Cyclist (Videos)

In a video uploaded by Gustavo Testa, a Tesla Model 3’s Automatic Emergency Braking appears to save the butt, and perhaps life, of a cyclist. Right at 8 seconds into the short clip, the cyclist swerves left, then seems to realize there’s a car behind him and immediately swerves right

Top 5 Craftiest Animals! | BBC Earth

From crafty crabs to amazing orangutans, here are some of our favourite crafty and clever animals!Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub Watch more:Planet Earth http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthPlaylistBlue Planet http://bit.ly/BluePlanetPlaylistPlanet Earth II http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthIIPlaylistPlanet Dinosaur http://bit.ly/PlanetDinoPlaylist (ARCHIVE VIDEO TITLE + DESCRIPTION) Welcome to BBC EARTH! The world is…