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Some Wasps Developed Bigger Eyes To See Social Cues Better
2014-04-30 03:57:42

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley Social communication drove evolution of larger facets in acute zone of compound eye Some wasps have developed bigger eyes, and thus better vision, to read the social cues written on the faces of their sister wasps, according to a new University of California, Berkeley, study. "The Big Bad Wolf had it right," said lead author Michael Sheehan, a UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow. "When Little Red Riding Hood said, 'Goodness, what big...

2014-01-07 23:27:01

iGear’s Flip Turn Case outperforms industry leader Clamcase by transforming the iPad into laptop, a tablet, and a movie player, with virtually unlimited viewing angles. Michael Sheehan from HighTechDad.com says, “The construction seems solid and there are some nice thought out details of padding to protect the iPad from touching the keyboard when closed.” Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Michael Sheehan from HighTechDad.com recently posted a raving review of the Flip Turn Case...

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2011-12-02 06:39:22

Researchers at the University of Michigan recently studied paper wasps and their ability to recognize wasp faces. They discovered that the species Polistes fuscatus has a special ability to learn faces and retain what they learn. According to Michael Sheehan, who worked on the research with evolutionary biologist Elizabeth Tibbetts, “Wasps and humans have independently evolved similar and very specialized face-learning mechanisms, despite the fact that everything about the way we see...

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2009-10-15 11:06:49

Standing out in a crowd is better than blending in, at least if you're a paper wasp in a colony where fights between nest-mates determine social status. That's the conclusion of a study by University of Michigan researchers published online this week in the journal Evolution. "It's good to be different, to wear a nametag advertising your identity," said graduate student Michael Sheehan, who collaborated on the research with evolutionary biologist Elizabeth Tibbetts. In earlier research,...

2009-03-24 07:45:00

COTATI, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One Fine Season (published by AuthorHouse), the new novel by Michael Sheehan, is more than riveting personal drama -- it chronicles a profound and uplifting spiritual awakening. Best friends Danny Grace and Pete O'Brien are college athletes hoping for careers in professional baseball. Haven Jensen is Pete's girlfriend and the three are inseparable. When an accident on a rural California wine country road claims his friends' lives, Danny must overcome...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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