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Biologists name new species of branching worm after legendary King Ghidorah

Enlarge / (left) Biologists have named a newly discovered species of branching worm, Ramisyllis kingghidorahin, after Godzilla’s nemesis. (right) Fragment of one specimen of the branching worm. (credit: M.T. Aguado) In the 2019 blockbuster film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, everyone’s favorite kaiju, Godzilla, battled another titan named King Ghidorah, a monster notable for its […]


FCC aims to stop broadband bill shock, reviving plan nixed by Ajit Pai

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Rafe Swan) The Federal Communications Commission is moving ahead with plans to require broadband “nutrition labels” that include details on the actual price of Internet service and information about data caps and performance. The consumer labels that home Internet and mobile broadband providers would have to provide at the point […]


Particulate pollution is killing older Americans, even at legal levels

Enlarge / Exhaust from fossil fuel vehicles is a significant contributor to PM2. 5 pollution in the US. (credit: Ina Fassbender/picture alliance) At the outset of the pandemic, when lockdowns were widespread, the remarkable phenomenon occurred. Places that had been saturated with pollution suddenly cleared. The sky over Los Angeles turned blue. Snow-capped mountain ranges […]