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A long and intense heat wave made 2015 the worst year for heat-related deaths since 2010, Japanese government officials confirmed in a report released on Tuesday. The government’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency released its routine weekly report on heat-related fatalities on Tuesday morning. After a week that brought all-time highs to Japan’s northern prefectures …

A gigantic effort to document one of the most abundant species on the planet is underway to better understand its characteristics and diversity. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) are collaborating to map 15,000 ant species around the world, according to Apple Daily. Dr Benoit Guenard, …