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June 24, 2016

An entomologist explains why he’s spent decades ranking the pain of insect stings, many of which were self-induced. And we revisit the future of electric vehicles and alternative fuels—as predicted in 1992.


How Does ‘Brexit’ Affect Science?

In the lead-up to the Brexit vote, 13 Nobel Prize winners warned that departing the EU would be bad for British scientific research.

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This Cuttlefish Dazzles

Internet chatter suggests that the flamboyant cuttlefish—known for ambling along the seafloor and flashing brilliant displays—is toxic. What does the science say?

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Why You Don’t Want to Get Stung by a Tarantula Hawk

Biologist and author Justin O. Schmidt tells the story of getting stung by a tarantula hawk, whose sting is extremely excruciating.

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