How Plants Domesticated Ants

The natural world is full of symbiotic relationships, where different lifeforms combine their powers. When this involves collaboration between animals and plants, we automatically give the credit to those with brains and the capacity to move. However, a new study has looked at the cooperation between certain plants and ants and found the plants may be driving the process. “There are a number of different structures plants make that are specific for ant use,” said Dr Matt Nelsen of the Field …

Spotify alums create Canopy content suggester that wont steal your data

Personalization comes at a steep price. All your data gets sucked up into a company’s servers where they can do whatever they want with it. But Canopy is a new content discovery startup that’s invented impressive technology that lets it learn about you anonymously while all your data stays on your device. Built by the co-founder and CTO of Echo Nest, the music data startup Spotify acquired to power its recommendations, Canopy wants to turn privacy into a competitive advantage. …

Fiji leader sworn in for 4 more years after winning election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Fiji’s leader was sworn in for four more years Tuesday after winning an election with a reduced majority, after earlier lashing out at his opponents. Voreqe Bainimarama was affirmed prime minister in a ceremony in the capital Suva after his FijiFirst Party won just over half the votes in last week’s election, giving them 27 seats in Fiji’s 51-seat parliament. Bainimarama first seized power in a military coup in 2006 and refashioned himself as a legitimate …

Malibu residents stay up all night to save neighborhood from fires

(CNN)Robert Spangle didn’t shower for five days. He barely slept. He was on a mission to make sure his Malibu hometown didn’t burn to the ground. “In the reconnaissance community, five or six days a week sleeping on the ground with no electricity, no comfort, no conversation with very little food and water in really harsh conditions is a good day, the medium.” Nearly every night, there was something that either caught fire or flared up again even days after …

Marvel Co-Creator Stan Lees Text About Racism From 1968 Explains What Kind Of Person He Really Was

News broke that Stan Lee has died at the age of 95 and fans over the world are not only mourning, but honoring the legend with countless tributes. Stan Lee penned for many comic books throughout his career, including such stories as the iconic Daredevil, The Amazing Spiderman, Hulk, Fantastic Four, etc. But Lee wasn’t known just for being a comic book writer and creator of many of our beloved heroes, he was also a huge inspiration to many people around …

After further review: Photo proves Harvard running back didn’t flip off Yale defenders

Just one problem: A photograph from Harvard’s student paper clearly shows Darrington raised his index finger, not his middle finger. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Harvard Crimson photographer Tim O’Meara shot conclusive proof that Darrington was giving the universal symbol for “We’re No. 1.” “It was cool to realize for the first time that something I’d seen all over the sports media was not as it seemed,” said O’Meara, who went back after the game and looked through …

Secret Report Shows CIA Wanted To Use “Truth Serum” On Terror Suspects

Intelligence agencies using “truth serums” sounds like it belongs in the bygone age of Cold War spies, but a newly released report shows that the US was recently toying with the idea in the paranoid post-9/11 world of terrorism. The declassified report, only publically released thanks to a federal lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has revealed the secret history of a CIA research program to find “truth serum” between 2002 and 2003. The aim of “Project Medication” was to …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says don’t expect a self-driving car anytime soon

“I do not believe in auto-driving cars,” he said. “I don’t really believe it’s quite possible yet.” Mr Wozniak was initially excited about the prospect and purchased a Tesla to be “a part of the crowd” ushering in the era of autonomous driving. But he is critical of how the company has progressed to that goal in the intervening years. “Tesla has no autopilot,” he said. “They call it beta, wait I’m sorry, what kind of company puts out a …

32 Scary Games To Play With Friends Or By Yourself That Will Give You A Fright

[*] Lost Within. Explore an abandoned asylum with a killer on the loose. [*] Murder Room. An escape room as an iPhone game. [*] Eyes. You’re a burglar breaking into an empty house at night. Only… the house isn’t actually empty. [*] Slender Rising. A slenderman game! [*] Five Nights at Freddy’s. A series of five games that’s kind of a horror movie version of . You’re a security guard at a kid’s arcade (complete with animatronic animals). Add your …

Scots who fought on after the Armistice

‘Dangerous customer’ In his account ‘Memoirs of a Sniper in Russia’ he wrote: “My eye-sight being good I soon got his position weighed up. He also knew of my presence for he kept moving a yard or two. “I realised it was a case of sheer survival and when a grey astrakhan hat appeared I took careful aim and scored a bulls eye, which got rid of a very dangerous customer. No further casualties were sustained from that source.” He …

Im Documenting Myself Slowly Dying From A Rare Disease To Show Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

My partner and I have been documenting daily life with a disability through Instagram without the filters and mushy inspo-porn. I’m brutally honest and open with my photos, revealing aspects of disabled life that you don’t often hear about. I’m Holly Warland, a 27-year-old woman from Australia and I have a rare condition called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. My LGMD involves the gradual deterioration of all my muscles from the chin down leaving me predominantly bed bound and reliant on …

Apple partners with A24, the studio behind Moonlight and Hereditary

Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with A24, which will see the film studio producing multiple movies for Apple. Not much else is known about the deal yet — not the number of films, their genres or the talent involved. Still, the deal suggests that Apple is going to be investing seriously in original films, along with TV shows. Over the past year or so, Apple’s been releasing a steady drumbeat of content announcements, for shows like an adaptation of …

Are students overpaying for tuition fees?

Mind the gap For undergraduate courses in England, fees have kept rising to the maximum permissible level – currently £9,250 per year. But postgraduate fees have not had the same type of regulation – and this shows how much variety is possible. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Science courses cost much more to deliver than arts and humanities So how much above £6,500 should universities receive? The last major review of university funding, in 2010, assumed universities on average …