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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Witness the world’s fastest ant, star of a future sci-fi scary flick

Witness the world’s fastest ant, star of a future sci-fi scary...

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A soldier Saharan silver ant (Cataglyphis bombycina). Harald Wolf If we're ever caught in some sort of post-nuclear apocalypse nightmare world where mutated ants the size of big African cats rule, we should all hope that they're some species other than Saharan silver ants. New research crowns the resilient sand dune scavengers the fastest ants…
World’s heaviest avocado sets record, makes a considerable amount of guac

World’s heaviest avocado sets record, makes a considerable amount of guac

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Mark, Juliane and Loihi Pokini display the world's heaviest avocado, before it was eaten. Guinness Book of World Records Let's hope someone had a lot of tortilla chips ready. The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that a family in Hawaii has grown the world's heaviest avocado, weighed in at 5.6 pounds (2.5 kilograms). …
The world’s most questionable telescope video

The world’s most questionable telescope video

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For months, Native Hawaiians have physically blocked construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). This CNET special report takes you from the TMT offices in Pasadena to the encampment at the base of Mauna Kea to try and answer one question: what makes the TMT the world's most controversial telescope?
The world’s very first drifting nuclear reactor, which activists called ‘Chernobyl on ice,’ has actually docked in Russia. Images reveal its journey.

The world’s very first drifting nuclear reactor, which activists called ‘Chernobyl...

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The world's first floating nuclear plant, a Russian vessel called Akademik Lomonosov, arrived at its final destination on September 14. After about a decade of construction, the plant traveled 3,100 miles across the Arctic Ocean to a remote area in northern Russia.  It will soon provide enough electricity for around 100,000 homes.  Environmentalists have criticized…
The United States does not have ‘the world’s cleanest and most safe air,’ as Trump has actually declared. These are the 8 states with the worst air contamination.

The United States does not have ‘the world’s cleanest and most...

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"Who's got the world's cleanest and safest air and water? AMERICA!" President Donald Trump tweeted earlier this month. Unfortunately, that's not true. The US ranks 10th worldwide when it comes to overall air quality, according to The Environmental Performance Index, an analysis by scientists at Yale and Columbia. Australia comes in first. What's more, air…
The world’s most popular tech customer simply put cold water on the 5G buzz parade, stating it’s unworthy your cash yet

The world’s most popular tech customer simply put cold water on...

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5G, the next-generation wireless network technology, is everywhere right now. Carriers around the US like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T are advertising their new 5G networks. There are also a bunch of new smartphones with 5G-enabled variants: There's the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 5G, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.…
See the world’s very first completely electrical rally vehicle: the Corsa-e

See the world’s very first completely electrical rally vehicle: the Corsa-e

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German car manufacturer Opel has made what it claims is the world's first all-electric rally car, which is based on the carmaker's first electric vehicle. The Corsa-e is the first time the automaker is offering a battery-electric version of the Corsa, one of its most popular models. Read more: Toyota reveals the bizarre autonomous and…
Brazil is the world’s biggest beef exporter– here’s why consuming meat is connected to the Amazon fires

Brazil is the world’s biggest beef exporter– here’s why consuming meat...

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Following is a transcript of the video. More than 42,000 wildfires have been detected in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, and worldwide meat consumption may deserve much of the blame. As demand for beef has grown around the globe, Brazilian farmers have set fires to clear the forest, making way for more and more pasture land…
Pictures reveal the world’s very first solar roadway that’s ended up being a gigantic failure due to the fact that it’s breaking down and does not produce sufficient energy

Pictures reveal the world’s very first solar roadway that’s ended up...

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France appears to have been on the solar road to nowhere. In July, the French daily newspaper Le Monde reported that the 0.6-mile solar road was a fiasco. In December 2016, when the trial road was unveiled, the French Ministry of the Environment called it "unprecedented." French officials said the road, made of photovoltaic panels,…
The World’s Largest Iceberg Is 2 Years Of Ages Today, and Currently Wandering Towards Its Doom

The World’s Largest Iceberg Is 2 Years Of Ages Today, and...

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Eighteen months of satellite images show iceberg A68 — currently the world’s largest iceberg (and the 6th largest ever recorded) — drifting 150 miles north toward the currents of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Credit: A. Luckman/ Swansea University/ European Space Agency They grow up so fast. The iceberg called A68 — currently the largest iceberg…

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