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Honey Bees Tracked With Tiny Radar Antennae
2013-07-29 04:41:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of biologists are outfitting honey bees with miniature radar antennae, hoping to discover how the insects are being impacted by controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids. According to Richard Gray, Science Correspondent with The Telegraph, researchers from Rothamsted Research in the UK and the Free University in Germany are gluing lightweight radar transponders to the bees' backs as part of their research. The...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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