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,”

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Brave Wilderness – Nov 23, 2018 – 18:07
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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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Science Never Sleeps!

…although, Science may sort of doze off now and then.

Beyond Identical or Fraternal: 6 Rare Types of Twins

SciShow – Feb 9, 2020 – 14:28
Twins can be a lot more complicated than just identical or fraternal, and the rarer types of twins suggest that we have a lot more to learn about human development. Hosted by: Hank Green

Who are the mysterious “person who release… eggs” or “person who might not know that they’re pregnant”? If only there were a good scientific term for such persons. You know, like WOMAN! (Pronoun: SHE) Sheesh, Hank. Man up!

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Science for Thinky People

What We Know About the New Coronavirus

SciShow – Jan 31, 2020 – 9:12
The WHO has declared the new coronavirus a global public health emergency—but that doesn’t mean you should panic. Hosted by: Hank Green

3 Ridiculous Ways Plants Get Sick

SciShow – Feb 3, 2020 – 5:25
Plants can get sick, but since they don’t walk around sneezing on each other, the things that infect them need some very weird strategies to spread. Hosted by: Michael Aranda

The Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope

SciShow Space News – Jan 31, 2020 – 6:38
On January 30, 2020, we had to say goodbye to NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope after more thank 16 years of revolutionizing infrared astronomy. Today, SciShow sends it off and says thank you by taking a look back at it’s incredible legacy. Hosted by: Hank Green

Splat! 5 Species that Masquerade as Bird Droppings

SciShow – Feb 2, 2020 – 8:34
It’s tough out there for small animals. Other animals are always trying to eat them, so they have to use tactics like blending in or being toxic to stay alive. These 5 animals, however, take self-preservation to a whole new level, and disguise themselves as… bird poop. Hosted by: Stefan Chin. Olivia said, “Oh, no! I’m not touching this one.”


Why Are There So Many Beetles?

SciShow – Jan 30, 2020 – 6:10
Beetles are the most diverse group of complex organisms on Earth, making up over 20% of all named animal species. One in five species on this planet is…a beetle. How did one group of organisms get THAT massive? Hosted by: Olivia Gordon

phylogenetic analysis

The band, photographed in 1969. The photo is just one of the images included in the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of Abbey Road.