Ants use sun to find home

"Ants have a relatively tiny brain, less than the size of a pinhead. Although ants usually walk forward when they carry small pieces of food, but walk backwards to drag larger items to their nest. Researchers observed that ants set off in the wrong direction when a mirror was used to alter their perception of the sun's location. To ensure they stay on course, backward-walking ants also routinely drop what they are carrying and turn around. The findings suggest ants can understand spatial relations in the external world, not just relative to themselves.

January 23, 2017 04:09 UTC

Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US

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January 23, 2017 04:08 UTC

Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record over/under

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January 23, 2017 04:06 UTC

Drum innovator Jaki Liebezeit dies

Jaki Liebezeit, the percussionist for German band Can who became an icon in avant-garde circles for a machine-like style that rejected standard drumsets, died Sunday. His bandmates in Can, which he co-founded in Cologne in 1968, said Liebezeit died suddenly from pneumonia. Liebezeit had his start in free jazz, moving after his early studies to Barcelona where he notably played with visiting trumpeting great Chet Baker. In fact, Liebezeit -- unlike so many purists -- was fully comfortable exploring the possibilities of drum machines. In addition to work with Can, which periodically reunited after the 1970s, Liebezeit played with artists ranging from synthpop chart-toppers Depeche Mode to ambient producer Brian Eno.

January 23, 2017 03:59 UTC

Curtains for Steelers' defense in 36-17 AFC title game loss

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January 23, 2017 03:38 UTC

Trump security adviser probed for Russia links: Report

A top military counsel to president Donald Trump is under scrutiny by US counterintelligence agents who have probed the new national security adviser's communications with Russian officials, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday. Inquiry findings and whether it was still underway remained unclear, the WSJ said. Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer has said Flynn had spoken with the envoy on Christmas Day, sending him a text to wish him a merry Christmas and happy New Year. The national security adviser is not formally part of the cabinet but is usually one of the president's most influential counsels. Flynn, a veteran of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has courted controversy with extreme statements that critics say border on Islamophobia, but has taken a more flexible line on Russia and China.

January 23, 2017 03:37 UTC

Syria regime, rebels begin talks

"This is not a replacement for the Geneva process," Buyush told AFP, referring to the UN-hosted political negotiations set to resume in Geneva next month. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Sunday hailed the Astana talks as a "good initiative", in comments carried by Russian news agencies. Yehya al-Aridi, a spokesman for the opposition delegation, told AFP there was "no final answer" on whether his team would sit at the same table as the regime. The regime's objectives include reaching "common grounds" with other participants, Syrian state news agency SANA quoted Jaafari as saying. The Astana talks will be a major test of this new partnership.

January 23, 2017 03:32 UTC

Barca, Sevilla maintain pressure on Real

However, Real Madrid also have a game in hand over their title rivals. Neymar missed a one-on-one and Luis Suarez hit the post as Barca squandered a series of chances to kill off the game before half-time. - Record-breaking Sevilla -Sevilla scored twice in the final five minutes to end Real Madrid's 40-game unbeaten run in all competitions last weekend and have now won five of the seven La Liga games when they have conceded first this season. Osasuna were infuriated Franco Vazquez's vital third goal for Sevilla was allowed to stand despite a push on Oriol Riera 10 minutes from time. Diego Simeone's men are now eight points back on Real Madrid.

January 23, 2017 03:24 UTC

Chelsea extend lead

Brazil-born Spain forward Costa, who took his Chelsea tally for the season to 15 league goals, missed last weekend's 3-0 win at champions Leicester City due to an apparent back complaint. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised Costa's display, telling Sky Sports: "His performance was good and I am pleased for this. By that stage Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had been sent off after his furious reaction to Burnley's penalty. Victory saw Arsenal leapfrog both Liverpool, beaten 3-2 by Swansea on Saturday, and Tottenham Hotspur, held to a 2-2 draw by Manchester City, in the table. Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez gave the Saints a 2-0 interval lead before Dusan Tadic's penalty four minutes from time rounded off a comfortable win at St Mary's.

January 23, 2017 03:07 UTC

Trump vows to 'renegotiate' NAFTA with neighbours

We're meeting with the prime minister of Canada and we will be meeting with the president of Mexico, who I know, and we're going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said while addressing White House staff on his second full day in office. Trump will receive his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto on 31 January. No date has been given for a meeting with Canada's Justin Trudeau, but it is expected "soon" according to a readout from a call between the two leaders on Saturday.

January 23, 2017 03:00 UTC

The Latest: A loud roar and 'let's go guys' as storm strikes

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January 23, 2017 02:59 UTC

Giroux scores 3:20 into OT to lift Flyers past Islanders

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January 23, 2017 02:49 UTC

Rodgers unable to pull injury-riddled Packers off the mat

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January 23, 2017 02:49 UTC

Triple blow for Tigers

Soumya Sarkar made 36, but stand-in skipper Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan fell cheaply to leave Bangladesh in a vulnerable position in the second session of the fourth day. The visitors are now on 84 for 3 in their second innings, with Mahmudullah unbeaten on 32. When Tim Southee made Shakib (8) give a catch to Colin de Grandhomme, he became the fifth Kiwi player to net 200 Test wickets. It was Grandhomme who removed Soumya, his 36 coming thanks to six fours after Tamim could only manage 8. Earlier, New Zealand made 354 in their first inning in reply to Bangladesh’s 289.

January 23, 2017 02:48 UTC

MORADI | Before the March

On my way to the city, there are two stops at Metro stations in northern Virginia. The line to just get into each station wraps around the entirety of the terminal like an overeager boa constrictor. Like, not “haha bro your yeez’ys are awesome,” but literally awesome. It’s not just the number of people, though I’ve never seen this many people line up outside the Vienna Metro station. Many of the marchers I see are predominantly white, and by virtue of living in norther Virginia, likely predominantly affluent.

January 23, 2017 02:45 UTC

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