When snow fell in the hottest place on Earth

A person looks from a viewpoint, Sunday, 2021 Jul 11, in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Death Valley in southeastern California’s Mojave Desert reached 128 degrees Fahrenheit (53 Celsius) on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service’s reading at Furnace Creek. The shockingly …

When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

The absence of audio recording technology makes “when” a tough question to answer. But there are some theories as to “why.” Photo from Getty Images. – By Matt Soniak of Mental Floss – There are many, many evolving regional British and American accents, so …

 

Why does outer space look black?

A lack of light has little to do with it. The dark night sky, as seen from Arches National Park in Utah (Image credit: Pascal Fraboul / EyeEm via Getty Images) – By Tiffany Means 10 days ago – Look up at the …

‘Monstrously Big Ant’ Fossil Found in Wyoming

A two-inch-long ant that once roamed Wyoming rivals today’s hummingbirds in size. (Image credit: Bruce Archibald) – By Stephanie Pappas – Almost 50 million years ago, ants the size of hummingbirds roamed what is now Wyoming, a new fossil discovery reveals. These giant …

Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts

It doesn’t take a human mind to produce misinformation convincing enough to fool experts in such critical fields as cybersecurity. iLexx/iStock via Getty Images – 2021 Jun 07 Authors: Priyanka Ranade PhD Student in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore …

Why are women more prone to long Covid?

While men over 50 tend to suffer the most acute symptoms of coronavirus, women who get long Covid outnumber men by as much as four to one. A pedestrian in Russia – one of the countries to monitor the disproportionate number of women …