Hercules beetles can grow to almost 7 inches long and are among the largest flying insects on Earth. Hercules beetles are among the largest flying insects in the world, with males of some subspecies measuring up to 6.8 inches (17.2 centimeters) long. They are also extraordinarily strong and can lift
The number of homes on ground that has burned before has doubled Forest fires can devastate vast swaths of land, but in the United States, another category of conflagrations takes the title of most destructive. Of the homes destroyed in wildfires across the contiguous United States from 1990 to 2020,
The feature is at an altitude hidden to other telescopes New beauty shots of Jupiter, captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, reveal a speedy jet stream encircling the equator at an altitude never imaged before. Researchers have known about Jovian jet streams since Voyager spacecraft flew by in 1979.
Within three years, the soil grew richer and supported more plants When glaciers melt, they leave behind barren landscapes that can take decades to support plants and animals. But a new study found that within just three years, such exposed land was revitalized by llamas, whose activity nourished the soil
Gamma rays reveal the galaxy’s star-making power The Milky Way is churning out far more stars than previously thought, according to a new estimate of its star formation rate. Gamma rays from aluminum-26, a radioactive isotope that arises primarily from massive stars, reveal that the Milky Way converts four to
The toilet was found in the Shaanxi province’s Yueyang City Ruins and was likely used by high-ranking officials during the early years of China’s first unified empire. Archaeologists in China have discovered one of the world’s oldest flush toilets, a “luxury object” that was likely used by elite individuals just
The unusual skeleton of a holy woman buried in a crouched position in medieval times has been identified. The skeletal remains of a medieval anchoress — essentially a religious hermit — buried in an unusual, crouched position at a church site in England died with syphilis and arthritis, archaeologists discovered.
A great white shark recently decapitated a Mexican fisher as he was diving for shellfish. But what was the reason for the unusually gruesome attack? A fisher was recently decapitated by a 19-foot-long (5.8 meters) great white shark while diving for ax tripe, a scallop-like mollusk in Mexico. The tragic
A woman’s strange case of “foreign accent syndrome” left doctors unsure of its cause. A woman in Italy who went to the emergency room experienced a puzzling symptom: She suddenly began speaking in a Canadian accent even though her native language was Italian, according to a new report. The woman