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Boosting Insect Aggression By Altering Brain Metabolism
2014-08-08 03:18:14

Scientists report they can crank up insect aggression simply by interfering with a basic metabolic pathway in the insect brain.

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2014-07-21 04:55:19

In a new study designed to determine whether or not poor nutrition plays a role in colony collapse disorder, researchers have discovered that there are significant differences in the genetic activity in honey bees based on the type of food the insects consume.

Bees Seek Adventure, Studies Show
2012-03-11 05:38:49

Humans aren’t the only species on Planet Earth to seek thrills and adventure. A new study posted in the journal Science explains that honey bees are just as likely as human beings to seek an adrenaline high.

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2010-04-27 12:23:04

They are both nest-building social insects, but paper wasps and honey bees organize their colonies in very different ways.

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2009-08-25 15:05:00

Researchers report this week that they have found a surprising but reliable marker of colony collapse disorder, a baffling malady that in 2007-2008 killed off more than a third of commercial honey bees in the U.S.

2008-12-23 16:33:24

Honey bees on cocaine tend to exaggerate their actions to hive-mates for possibly altruistic reasons, University of Illinois researchers reported Tuesday. Normally foraging honey bees dance to alert others in the hive to potential food sources only when the sources are high quality, but bees buzzing on cocaine performed their dance when any food was found, the Champaign, Ill., university said in a release. The dance, or waggle, gives information that helps other bees find nectar or food. The...

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2008-12-23 12:15:00

In a study that challenges current ideas about the insect brain, researchers have found that honey bees on cocaine tend to exaggerate.

2008-07-31 15:00:41

THE world's first openly gay Anglican bishop is to take to the stage with comedian Abie Philbin Bowman, Cambodian temple dancers and Tanzanian musicians as part of this year's Festival of Spirituality and Peace.

2008-07-20 21:00:16

DETROIT _ For years, worshippers at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Livonia, Mich., patiently put up with their diocese as it adopted a series of liberal changes that clashed with biblical tradition.


Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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