Gall wasps belong to a family of insects that hoodwink oak trees into building a stunning array of structurally unique homes – called "galls" – for their parasitic larvae.
California uses about 4,000 inmates as firefighters to help battle the state's brutal wildfires, paying each just $2 per day. Many are low-level offenders who work 24-hour shifts, getting incredibly little sleep. Why would California do this? Using prisoners as firefighters saves the state about $100 million per…
Northern California public radio and TV station KQED has just produced a great documentary about how the rulers of Silicon Valley turned their attention from cyberspace to outer space. Watch it here!