The Dracula Ant Is the Fastest Animal in the World

The ant's jaws can snap shut at an incredible 200 miles per hour.

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Climate Change Could Pummel Alaskan Infrastructure

A new study shows millions will be affected.

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Almost All of the Arctic's Oldest Ice Is Gone
About 95 percent of the Arctic's multiyear ice has melted since 1985…
Water Is to Blame for the Worst Volcano Eruptions

Water can make a volcanic eruption much, much worse.

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Hawaiian Volcano Eruption Was "Unprecedented"
Kīlauea's eruption was the worst the United States has seen since Mo…
Vast Ecosystem of Underground Organisms Holds More Life Than Earth's Oceans

Scientists say there's more life underground than on the actual planet.

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Climate Change Turning Pufferfish into Mutant Hybrids

Warmer waters mean an unusual mating season.

7 of the Strangest CBD Products

There's no shortage of weird applications for the cannabinoid of the moment.

Dead Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Bramfelder See, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
What Will Be the Last Fish?

When you play the game of aquatic climate change, you win or you die.

An Ambitious Project to Clean Up the Ocean's Garbage Patch Isn't Working

The Ocean Cleanup project launched in September isn't collecting floating ocean trash like it's supposed to.

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People Are Losing Their Minds Over This Horrifying Photo of a Giant Blood Clot

A man in heart failure coughed it up fully intact, mystifying his doctors.

Seals Keep Getting Eels Stuck in Their Noses And We're Not Sure Why

This picture, captured this week, is only one of a handful of similar instances in recent years.

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Greenland's Ice Is Melting at the Fastest Rate in 350 Years

Greenland's ice is melting, and every year we don't do something about it that melting speeds up.

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Behind The Scenes At CERN The World's Largest Particle Physics Laboratory
The Large Hadron Collider Is Going Offline So It Can Become More Powerful

They want the world's largest accelerator bigger than ever before.

Ancient Humans May Have Practiced Ritual Finger Amputation

There are too many ancient hand paintings with missing fingers for the whole thing to be a coincidence.

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To Survive Antarctica, Scientists Enter a Kind of 'Psychological Hibernation'

Not everyone has what it takes to work at the end of the world.

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The Weird-Looking Gribble Worm Could Hold Secrets for Cheaper Renewable Energy

Scientists are trying to convert wood into energy as efficiently as this little worm.

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Harvard Scientists Are Really Launching a Sun-Blocking Geoengineering Experiment

A proposal to spray particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and lower temperatures is actually getting the green light.