The Weirdest Senses Animals Have That You Don’t

PEOPLE LIKE TO imagine that they’re the pinnacle of evolution, but the animal kingdom suggests otherwise. The discovery that bumblebees use hair on their legs to detect a flower’s electromagnetic field offers another reminder that human senses don’t always measure up. You share the planet with creatures that can smell veins, see colors you can’t imagine, and communicate through their feet. Here are just a few animals with senses sharper than yours.

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Now There’s an Airbnb for Your Car

Remember the days when owning a car was the ultimate ticket to adulthood and freedom? If you’re scratching your head, you’re most likely a Millennial (a generation that lags far behind its Baby Boomer parents in terms of new vehicle sales). You can blame Uber, Zipcar–and soon, you may be blaming Getaround.

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How Humanity Will Conquer Space Without Rockets

Getting out of Earth’s gravity well is hard. Conventional rockets are expensive, wasteful, and as we’re frequently reminded, very dangerous. Thankfully, there are alternative ways of getting ourselves and all our stuff off this rock. Here’s how we’ll get from Earth to space in the future.

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