20,000 Bees Chase Car Around for Days After Queen Bee Gets Trapped Inside


Around 20,000 bees chased down their queen bee after it got trapped inside a car in Pembrokeshire. Eek! pic.twitter.com/oW0FEhNUG0 — Fly FM (@Fly_FM) May 24,...

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  • Titan Arum, also know as The Big Stink due to its repulsive odour is in rare full bloom at Kew Gardens, London on April 22nd, 2016. A survey by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, said 21 per cent of species are under threat. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

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    A Healthy Biosphere Means Healthier Humans

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  • Sunlight from a solar collector on the roof of Utah State University's Energy Laboratory in Logan, Utah, is sent through fiber optics to stimulate the growth of algae on June 11, 2009. USU was among several institutions to receive grant money from the U.S. Department of Defense to research ways to convert algae into biofuels for military jets. Utah State is examining about 300 algae species, including some from the Great Salt Lake in search of one that grows fast and produces plenty of fatty oils. (AP Photo/Colin Braley)

    Can We Save the Algae Biofuel Industry?

    Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels... Read more

  • An aerial view shows Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower built by Emaar property developer, rising among skyscrapers in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 17, 2009. (Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • On March 20, 1980, after a quiet period of 123 years, earthquake activity began under Mount St. Helens. A week later, on March 27, small steam explosions, like this one, began. View fro the northeast.  (USGS)

    Over a Hundred Tremors Shake Mount St. Helens as It ‘Recharges’ With Magma

    In the past two months, more than 130 small earthquakes have been detected beneath Mount St. Helens, in Skamania County, Washington, the site of the devastating... Read more

  • Salema fishes swim in a cove off Portofino, Italy, on Sept. 8, 2015. (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Non-Renewables Are Still in Abundance While Renewables Are Not

    The problem the world faces is that many of the resources that are truly threatened are the renewable ones, not, as so often assumed, the... Read more

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    Stunning Jellyfish With Lights Discovered in Mariana Trench, 12,000 Feet Deep

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  • A rainbow forms behind giant windmills near rain-soaked Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, Calif., on on Dec. 17, 2002. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Phasing Out Fossil Fuels for Renewables May Not Be a Straightforward Swap

    To have any chance of preventing dangerous climate change, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or even negative by mid-century... Read more

  • Green planet: tropical rainforests have produced more growth in response to rising carbon dioxide. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr, CC BY)

    Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Greening the Earth—but It’s Not All Good News

    Dried lake beds, failed crops, flattened trees: when we think of global warming we often think of the impacts of droughts and extreme weather. While... Read more

  • White storks on road near Chernobyl, Ukraine. Many parts of the Chernobyl region have low radioactivity levels and serve as refuges for plants and animals. (Tim Mousseau)

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    The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown,... Read more

  • The Chernobyl New Safe Confinement under construction in April 2015. (Tim Porter/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA)

    Chernobyl: New Tomb Will Make Site Safe for 100 Years

    Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, there’s still a significant threat of radiation from the crumbling remains of Reactor 4. But an innovative, 1.5... Read more

  • A tornado above Marina Baie des Anges in Nice, France, on June 9, 2013. According to the national meteorological office this occurs on average once a year in Nice. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Early Is Too Early for Word That Tornadoes May Come?

    NORMAN, Okla.—Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind. Forecasters at the federal Storm Prediction Center see a... Read more

  • Emergency rescue workers clear debris in Basantapur Durbar Square while searching for survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 25, 2015. More than 3000 people have died as tremors hit Nepal after an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale caused buildings to collapse and avalanches to be triggered in the Himalayas. (Omar Havana/Getty Images)

    Remembering Nepal: A Year on From the Devastating Earthquakes

    The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador happened within hours of each other, killing several hundred people. While both quakes were equally devastating for the... Read more

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    Healing the Earth With Mushrooms

    Picture a mushroom and you probably imagine the familiar cap and stem shape that grows above ground. However, most of a mushroom’s life actually exists... Read more

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    What Dust From the Sahara Does to You and the Planet

    At this time of year in Europe, you may have noticed something in the air. Dust-laden winds blowing from the Sahara desert cause “seasonal haze... Read more

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