Now Meet the Asian Murder Hornets

Asia’s ‘murder hornet’ found in US for first time
By Paula Froelich, NY Post

Beekeepers in Washington have already seen the hornets devastate their hives; Japan attributes 50 human deaths a year to the nasty buzzers, which have “teardrop eyes like Spider-Man, orange and black stripes that extend down its body like a tiger, and broad, wispy wings like a small dragonfly,”

h/t naturalfake on A♠


STUNG by a GIANT HORNET!
Brave Wilderness – Nov 23, 2018 – 18:07
h/t SMH on A♠

On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote and the crew are in one of the most remote stretches of wilderness in all of Japan… and they come across none other than the Japanese GIANT Hornet! This creature injects venom in such a high dosage that it can destroy tissue and attack the nervous system of its victim. Will Coyote be able to stand the pain as he finds out just how nightmarish this hornet’s sting really is? Get ready, you’re about to see Coyote enter the Sting Zone yet again… and get STUNG by a Japanese GIANT HORNET!

Read about the whole insect horror show, below
Later Post: Praying Mantis vs Asian Giant Hornet
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It’s Science All the Way Down

The Secret Language of Elephants

SciShow – Nov 21, 2019 – 6:04
You are probably aware of the fact that elephants make trumpeting noises – but did you know that most of their communication is so low pitched that humans can’t even hear it
Hosted by: Michael Aranda


How Bacteria Helped Plants Take Over the World

SciShow News – Nov 22, 2019 – 7:31
This week, scientists think they may have found a missing link in regards to how plants went from living in the sea to on land, and also, in adorable news, surfing honeybees.
Hosted by: Hank Green

By the way, the word for the day is Zygnematophyceae.


The current crisis in Cosmology – it just got a lot worse
Night Sky News November 2019

Dr. Becky – Nov 20, 2019 – 25:27
It’s Night Sky News time again where we recap everything that’s happened in space news this past month and everything to look out for in the sky in the coming month. This month a paper was published which really cemented the crisis in cosmology – none of the data agreed on the age of the Universe before, but now it just got a whole lot worse.

00:27 – Moon with Spica, Mars & Mercury
01:27 – Venus and Jupiter conjunction
02:24 – Venus and Saturn close in the sky
02:51 – Geminids Meteor Shower 💫❤️

04:31 – The smallest black hole ever discovered – https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.02751.pdf
09:08 – A planet engulfed by a red giant star? – https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.05961.pdf
14:22 – A crisis in cosmology – the shape, age and content of the Universe – https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.02087