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Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to science

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:12

A genus of Australian ants, many of whose members prefer to forage in blistering temperatures of up to 50°C (122°F), is revised to include 74 new species. The ants include seed-eaters, ant and termite raiders, 'honeypot ants' that store nectar and honeydew, and numerous others whose biology is not yet understood. Some are bizarre: one species has eyes like inverted ice-cream cones.

New Pictures Reveal Bone Fragments Found In Natalee Holloway Investigation

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:42

New Pictures Reveal Bone Fragments Found In Natalee Holloway InvestigationThe bone fragments were undergoing DNA testing to determine whether they belonged to Natalee.


Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new polls

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:13

Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new pollsNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The rerun of Kenya's presidential elections has been pushed back to Oct. 26, as President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly criticized the court decision to nullify his re-election calling it "a judicial coup."


Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:42

Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school careerIn Tiffany Trump's first few weeks at George Law, she's shared the campus with some of the president's most renowned critics -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.


Iraq launches offensive on Hawija, an Islamic State-held region near oil city Kirkuk

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:19

Iraq launches offensive on Hawija, an Islamic State-held region near oil city KirkukBy Maher Chmaytelli ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge Islamic State from Hawija, west of the oil city of Kirkuk and one of two areas of the country still under the control of the militants. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said the offensive to capture Hawija in northern Iraq "will be swift," state TV reported. The action, announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, took place four days before a referendum on Kurdish independence due to be held in northern Iraq, including Kirkuk.


Dino-killing asteroid's impact on bird evolution

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:11

Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants.

Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:10

Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea"I'm happy you used the world 'deplorable,’” Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in. “That's been a very lucky word for me and many millions of people."


Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:01

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troopsRussia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.


Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:59

Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel carsBy Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.


Kim Jong Un: What If America Just Assassinated North Korea's Dangerous Dictator?

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:59

 What If America Just Assassinated North Korea's Dangerous Dictator?It might make things worse.  Kim Jong Un: What If America Just Assassinated North Korea's Dangerous Dictator? Putting Kim six feet underground is only one choice in a set of options that the National Security Council will present to President Trump for his consideration. It may even be a policy option that is so far outside the mainstream that Trump’s national-security aides would disabuse him of studying it further.


Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:48

Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City schoolRescue workers search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City.


Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:44

Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After IrmaStaff at a Florida nursing home where 10 patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.


WATCH: Video Of Georgia Students Hitting Teacher Goes Viral

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:34

 Video Of Georgia Students Hitting Teacher Goes ViralIt was a rough day for this teacher.


Maria: Puerto Rico Remains Largely Without Power

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:31

 Puerto Rico Remains Largely Without PowerIn the wake of Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is unreachable by land or phone as communications systems are shattered and vast swaths of the island are flooded.


Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:25

Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuseBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem. Francis, speaking in unscripted remarks to a commission advising him on how to root out sexual abuse, also acknowledged that early in his papacy he had made one bad call in being too lenient with an Italian priest who later went on to abuse again. Francis surprised members of the commission by putting aside his entire prepared speech and chatting to them.


Veteran news anchor Lawrence O’Donnell caught on camera having screaming meltdown on set

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:10

Veteran news anchor Lawrence O’Donnell caught on camera having screaming meltdown on setThere was insanity in Lawrence O’Donnell’s control room last month.


New hermit crab uses live coral as its home

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:42

A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a new study.

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:34

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunriseWildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.


Bill Cassidy Says Jimmy Kimmel 'Doesn't Understand' Health Care. Experts Say He Does.

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:23

Bill Cassidy Says Jimmy Kimmel 'Doesn't Understand' Health Care. Experts Say He Does.Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Thursday continued feuding with late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel on Senate Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, complaining that Kimmel doesn’t understand the bill.


Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:20

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged AttackLess than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.


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