Science

What’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?

Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.

Oct. 16 2014 10:04 AMFusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and LoonsBottling up the power of the sun will always be 20 years away.
Oct. 13 2014 2:48 PMCan a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
Oct. 9 2014 12:47 PMThe Cosmic History of Earth’s WaterUp to half of the planet’s water may predate the solar system—and the sun.
Oct. 8 2014 10:23 AMWhat Exactly Happens When Someone Is Exposed to Ebola?
Oct. 3 2014 8:08 AMThe Magical Law of ContagionWhy people pay silly money for strange celebrity memorabilia.
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PMDoes the Earth Really Have a “Hum”?Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sept. 28 2014 7:45 PMPractice Does Not Make PerfectWe are not all created equal where our genes and abilities are concerned.
Sept. 25 2014 3:10 PMA Man Drinks a Fifth of Jack Daniel’s in 13 SecondsHow much alcohol does it take to kill you?
Sept. 24 2014 12:35 PMMisogyny Is Not Human NatureOnline spaces shouldn’t be dominated by bitter baboons.
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PMWho Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space?An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sept. 22 2014 12:15 PMThe Changing Face of Climate ChangeWill the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PMDo People Still Die of Rabies?And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sept. 16 2014 1:39 PMThe Case of the Missing CerebellumHow did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
Sept. 11 2014 1:29 PMDid DNA Evidence Really Identify Jack the Ripper?Behind the hype is some shoddy forensic science.
Sept. 10 2014 4:15 PMWhy Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?Honeybees pollinate almonds and fruit trees, but we don’t have much almond honey.
Oct. 15 2014 11:48 AMYou Age Faster in Denver Than in New OrleansThe everyday effects of relativity.
Oct. 10 2014 11:39 AMEbola Is Not a WeaponConspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Oct. 9 2014 11:00 AMBeaming With PrideThe winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry made possible these gorgeous, glowing microscope images. 
Oct. 6 2014 11:31 AMThese Women Should Win a Nobel Prize in PhysicsIt’s been more than 50 years. There are plenty of excellent candidates.
Oct. 2 2014 12:53 PMThe Panic VirusHow public health officials are keeping Americans calm about the Ebola threat.
Oct. 1 2014 2:36 PMClimate Science Is Settled EnoughThe Wall Street Journal’s fresh face of climate inaction.
Sept. 26 2014 9:33 AMAmerica’s Chimp ProblemWhere should laboratory apes go to retire?
Sept. 25 2014 9:09 AMTrust MeWhat I learned about the emotional side of our faith in others.
Sept. 24 2014 12:28 PMChart: Drugs Kill YoungThe number of Americans killed by drugs and the victims’ average age at death, charted.
Sept. 23 2014 1:38 PMWhy Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe?A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AMSlate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?”Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PMIt’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Sept. 12 2014 11:26 AMWhy Identical Twins Aren’t Really Identical
Sept. 11 2014 12:27 PMTrench WarfareThe feds want to define “waters of the United States” scientifically. Farmers are freaked out.
Sept. 10 2014 4:04 PMCan Blue Whales Recover?Populations off California may have reached historic levels, but that is not the case everywhere.

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