New type of cockroach found in US for 1st time
A species of cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold has been confirmed in the United States for the first time, AP reports.
Scientists suspect the species Periplaneta japonica was likely a stowaway in the soil of ornamental plants used to adorn New York’s High Line park.
Photo: AP Photo / University of Florida
No no no no no no no no. Ugh.
On Mars, an Ancient Lake and Perhaps Life
“About 3.5 billion years ago — around the time life is thought to have first arisen on Earth — Mars had a large freshwater lake that might well have been hospitable to life, scientists reported Monday.”
Experiments to Do With Your Baby
Weeks spent looking into the eyes of a loved one cause the brain to release nurturing hormones. In putting another before you, everything becomes more satisfying. Life can have meaning anew or at last.
When that person is a baby, though, it can also be boring. Though the parental bulbs pulsate, the higher cortices of the brain begin to whither and erode, under-stimulated in the absence of worldly adult conversation and pursuits. Baby does not enjoy museums. Baby does not get your jokes.
It’s not his fault. His intellect is like that of a sentient grapefruit. But that doesn’t mean your brain needs to go undernourished. You can feed on him as he feeds on you.
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Why is it so hard to walk and not spill your coffee? Physicists have the answer
Researchers offer tips on how to keep your coffee safely in the cup.
There’s probably a drip trail leading from the coffee maker to my desk. I just thought it was a case of the Mondays. And Tuesdays. And Wednesdays… Well, mornings in general. Good to know that the “science off sloshing” is looking into this!