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2012-02-13 08:00:00

The Physiology and Zoology Sciences are two new key categories covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor nearly 160 scientific Physiology and Zoology journals and submit the most significant scientific results of these journals for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in...

Communal Living Of The Insect Kind
2011-11-17 04:20:02

The social lives of ants, wasps and bees have long been a puzzle to scientists. How did complex insect societies – colonies ruled by a queen and many workers – come to be? A new model adds to discontent with old ideas. Social insect society is divided into specialized castes that take on different roles within the nest. Most of the members of a colony — the workers — forego their own chance for reproduction and instead spend their lives raising offspring that aren't...

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2011-01-05 11:52:49

As every middle-school child knows, in the process of photosynthesis, plants take the sun's energy and convert it to electrical energy. Now a Tel Aviv University team has demonstrated how a member of the animal kingdom, the Oriental hornet, takes the sun's energy and converts it into electric power "” in the brown and yellow parts of its body "” as well. "The interesting thing here is that a living biological creature does a thing like that," says physicist Prof. David Bergman of...

2010-11-30 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the January 14, 2011 release of the 3D action comedy The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, and Cameron Diaz, the vigilante hero's automotive co-star Black Beauty is now taking on Los Angeles in a unique way, perched atop the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum's elevated outdoor display. The 58,000 daily commuters travelling through L.A.'s third-busiest intersection at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue will...

2010-06-14 08:37:00

ATLANTA, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For many families, summer means pool parties and backyard barbeques. But where there is fun for kids, there are safety concerns for parents - like how to prevent sunburn, poolside accidents or insect bites and stings. According to Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, while most summer bugs like June beetles are just nuisances, summer bees, wasps and mosquitoes - and their stings or bites - can cause serious health issues. In fact, while most insect...

2009-08-06 13:39:21

Orchids are famous for their deceptions. Most of those with nothing of value to offer their pollinators lure them instead with the scents of more rewarding flowers or potential mates. Now, a report published online on August 6th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveals for the first time that a species of orchid, which lives on the Chinese island of Hainan, fools its hornet pollinator by issuing a chemical that honeybees use to send an alarm.The discovery explains why the...

2009-07-17 11:27:20

Massachusetts police said an armed bank robber attempted to flee pursuit by driving a Vespa motor scooter onto an expressway. Milton Deputy Police Chief Paul Nolan said William Donovan, 35, used a threatening note to rob a Citizens Bank branch in Milton and fled the scene on his red Vespa, the Boston Herald reported Friday. Nolan said Donovan started by driving the wrong way on Granite Avenue and merged onto the Southeast Expressway before getting off at the first exit, taking him back to...

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2007-04-13 19:05:00

PARIS -- Ambushing locals as they return home from work, foreign invaders are dismembering French natives and feeding them to their young. This horror scenario is playing out in France's beehives, where an ultra-aggressive species of Asian hornets - who likely migrated in pottery shipped from China - may be threatening French honey production. The hornets are thought to have reached France in 2004 after stowing away on a cargo boat, said Claire Villemant, a lecturer at Paris' Natural History...

2007-03-22 09:48:32

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- There's a new buzz in Hollywood: Columbia Pictures is bringing comic-book hero The Green Hornet to the big screen. The crime-fighting exploits of The Green Hornet have been chronicled for decades on radio, television and in comic books. On Tuesday, Sony Corp. (SNE)'s Columbia Pictures said it was making a motion picture on the newspaper hero. Neal H. Moritz and Original Film will produce the movie, Columbia Pictures Presidents of Production Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad...


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2009-01-17 15:43:38

The Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) is a species of bird found in the Indo-Malayan subregion of South-east Asia. Its natural habitat is open patches of dense forest. It nests in burrows tunneled into the side of sandy banks. It does not form colonies. Like other bee-eaters, the Red-bearded Bee-eater is colorful and has a long tail. Its beak is curved downward and it has pointed wings. It is mostly green, with red coloration to the face that extends on to the throat feathers...

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2005-09-12 11:56:41

A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is not a bee, sawfly, or an ant. The less familiar suborder Symphyta includes the sawflies and wood wasps, which differ from the Apocrita by having a broad connection between the thorax and abdomen. Also, Symphyta larvae are mostly herbivorous and "caterpillarlike", whereas those of Apocrita are largely predatory or parasitic. Most familiar wasps belong to the Aculeata, a division of the Apocrita whose ovipositors are...

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2005-09-08 12:09:25

Yellowjackets are typically black-and-yellow wasps of the genus Vespula or Dolichovespula (though some can be black-and-white, the most notable of these being the bald-faced hornet, Dolichovespula maculata). They are characterized mostly by their distinctive combination of black-and-yellow color, small size (slightly larger than a bee), and entirely black antennae. They live in colonies and build globular paper nests. Workers are around 12-20 mm in length, depending on species, and feed on...

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2005-08-25 09:20:52

Paper Wasps are social wasps and make up the genus Polistes. They form small colonies with umbrella-shaped nests in sheltered spots, and are quite mild-mannered. They feed on caterpillars and other soft-bodied insects, most of them pests. Despite the use of the proper name, most social wasps make nests from paper, although some tropical wasp species such as Listenogaster Flavolineata use mud, a far more easy resource for the wasp to collect. The larger colonial species, Yellowjackets,...

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2005-08-25 08:44:29

A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is not a bee, sawfly, or an ant. Less familiar, the suborder Symphyta includes the sawflies and wood wasps, which differ from the Apocrita by having a broad connection between the thorax and abdomen. Also, Symphyta larvae are mostly herbivorous and "caterpillar-like", whereas those of Apocrita are largely predatory or parasitic. Most familiar wasps belong to the Aculeata, a division of the Apocrita whose ovipositors...

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