Not that the title “Darwin’s Rape Whistle” gave me much cause for hope, but I knew that Jesse Bering’s new article on Slate would end in a mess when its first paragraph seemed to be
Ninety-six years ago on Christmas eve, amidst the trench-fighting carnage and machine-gun slaughter so bitterly remembered as the War to End All Wars, German, Scottish and French troops in Flanders briefly laid down their arms
Two weeks ago I wrote about recent evidence that Oriental hornets might draw energy from sunlight—namely, that the microscopic structure of their exoskeleton seems to have photoelectric properties, and that the hornets might use the
Wasps on the attack can seem like vicious little war machines: merciless flying Terminators, driven by cold insectoid rage, utterly unstoppable (except by a well-swung roll of newspaper). That comparison to robots may have ratcheted
Drat. Another prehistoric predator loses the vicious duende required to inspire a Syfy Original monster movie.
Ireland’s economy surged as “the Celtic Tiger” in the 1990s thanks to the nation’s embrace of the biotechnology industry, so it must be deeply gratifying to everyone in my ancestral homeland that Conor Lenihan, Ireland’s