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‘Killer Bees’ Head North

‘Killer Bees’ Head North Scientists from the University of California San Diego recently collected hundreds of bees throughout the western state in order to determine how far north Africanized bees have begun to spread. Known to science as hybrids as they possess genes from both European and African honeybees, the insects commonly referred to as “killer bees” have been found as far north as California’s delta region (about 25 miles south of Sacramento). Researchers in southern California have discovered that about 65% of the honeybees buzzing around San Diego County have a mix of European and African genes. While Africanized bees have taken up residence...

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NASA: Breathtaking New Images of Pluto Emerge

NASA: Breathtaking New Images of Pluto Emerge Today, NASA released fresh images of Pluto from the New Horizons mission depicting ice mountains, surface-level hazes and frozen nitrogen. “In addition to being visually stunning, these low-lying hazes hint at the weather changing from day to day on Pluto, just like it does here on Earth,” said Will Grundy, lead of the New Horizons Composition team from Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona. According to the press release, “this new image also provides evidence for a remarkably Earth-like ‘hydrological’ cycle on Pluto – but involving soft and exotic ices, including nitrogen, rather than water ice.”...