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The best gifts for new dads

The best gifts for new dads If there’s a new dad in your life, they’re no doubt terrified about being responsible for a tiny, defenseless human being. It’s one thing to prepare yourself with parenting books, it’s another to actually live through the cycle of constant diaper changes, naps and […]

Smell Receptors Activate Ant Aggression

Smell Receptors Activate Ant Aggression Accurately distinguishing friend from foe is a matter of life and death for ants: mistaking an invader for a nest mate—or the reverse—can lead to fatal chaos. Scientists have long observed ants deftly navigating through crowds, attacking only individuals that might be hostile. Continue reading […]

Smell Receptors Activate Ant Aggression

Smell Receptors Activate Ant Aggression Accurately distinguishing friend from foe is a matter of life and death for ants: mistaking an invader for a nest mate—or the reverse—can lead to fatal chaos. Scientists have long observed ants deftly navigating through crowds, attacking only individuals that might be hostile. Continue reading […]

Life as We Don’t Know It

Life as We Don’t Know It In 1985, when I was a baby journalist writing my first college newspaper story, I covered a symposium at Harvard inaugurating the Megachannel Extraterrestrial Assay (META), a computer system designed by physicist Paul Horowitz to sift through millions of narrow radio channels for signals […]

Life as We Don’t Know It

Life as We Don’t Know It In 1985, when I was a baby journalist writing my first college newspaper story, I covered a symposium at Harvard inaugurating the Megachannel Extraterrestrial Assay (META), a computer system designed by physicist Paul Horowitz to sift through millions of narrow radio channels for signals […]