Ants Threatening Hawaiian Agriculture

Ants Threatening Hawaiian Agriculture

Agriculture in Hawaii is facing a huge threat from the little fire ant, an invasive stinging ant that bites more than just people. Infestations have spread across Kauai, Maui, Hawaii and Oahu, and despite previous advances toward eradication, the tiny invaders have shown no sign that they intend to leave paradise. The ants, native to […]

Maya Civilization Extinction Clues Uncovered

Maya Civilization Extinction Clues Uncovered

Clues behind the extinction of the Maya civilization sometime in the 8th or 9th centuries were recently uncovered by a researcher team led by Andre Droxler, an Earth scientist at Rice University. According to the study, the unexpected disappearance of the sophisticated civilization of over 19 million people could have been due to two 100-year-long […]

Capital Punishment Returns to Jordan

Capital Punishment Returns to Jordan

On Dec. 21, Jordan held its first executions in eight years, ending an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment with the hangings of eleven Jordanians, reports the BBC. The eleven men were convicted of murders occurring between 2002 and 2004 and were only a handful of more than 100 prisoners sentenced to death since the country’s […]