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How house ants pick their dream home

How house ants pick their dream home

Photo by Mark W. Moffet Seeing all the available houses in the neighborhood and then choosing is not necessarily the best option, at least if you're...

Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour is an initiative started by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund) that asks people everywhere in the world to turn off the light and other...

How much water do you really use

How much water do you really use

A while back, I got to see this really great water chart from good magazine, and I really think you should take a look at it. Again, it's their image,...

The day our Sun brought darkness

The day our Sun brought darkness

About 20 years ago, on March 13, 1989, the whole province of Quebec, Canada, suffered a blackout that by now has reached legendary proportions among astronomers and electrical engineers. Still,...

Is the Dead Sea going to die?

Is the Dead Sea going to die?

Whenever we hear something about the Dead Sea, we immediately think about the deepest point on Earth and, of course, about salt...a whole lot of salt. However, all these may...

Martin Luther King day

Martin Luther King day

Today, on the 3rd Monday of January, ZME Science pays homage to the man that was Martin Luther King, being grateful for all his lifetime achievements. Also, it's not hard...

The science of 2008

The science of 2008

Probably 2008 will remain in history as the year of the economic crisis, or perhaps of the LHC, or perhaps the year we landed on Mars... either way, it was...

Are we doing something wrong??

Recently, I received this email from a reader. No worries, I replied. The email is incomplete, as I won't add his name, replaced it with john smith; other than that,...

Obama’s first green move

Obama’s first green move

It's obvious that one of the biggest challenges the president elect has to face is rejuvenating the infrastructure; let's talk about traffic jams for a bit. Everybody hates them, we...

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