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Text Message Sent With Vodka
2013-12-20 11:57:21

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An electronic system that sends text messages through evaporated alcohol wafting through the air from one point to another has been developed by researchers at York University, Canada and University of Warwick, UK. Using the device, the researchers successfully sent the message “O Canada” from the Canadian National Anthem across a distance of twelve feet using just vodka sprayed into the air. The technique can help send...

Fruit Flies That Have Better Sex Lives Live Longer
2013-11-29 07:07:59

University of Michigan Health System Can sexual frustration be bad for your health? Male fruit flies that expected sex -- and didn't get it -- experienced serious health consequences and aged faster Sex may in fact be one of the secrets to good health, youth and a longer life – at least for fruit flies – suggests a new University of Michigan study that appears in the journal Science. Male fruit flies that perceived sexual pheromones of their female counterparts – without the...

Promiscuous Female Mice Have Sexier Sons
2013-11-19 07:35:02

University of Utah Males make more pheromone if mama had access to many mates University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, but smelling sexier shortens their lives. "If your sons are particularly sexy, and mate more than they would otherwise, it's helping get your genes more efficiently into the next generation,"...

Insects Avoid Mating In Bad Weather
2013-10-03 09:47:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From a slight pain in the back to carefully observing the behavior of birds or cows, people have always been looking for signs of an impending storm. Now, a new study in the journal PLOS ONE has indicated the mating behaviors of various insects change in order avoid making themselves vulnerable during inclement weather. The study researchers hypothesized some bugs exhibit a decrease in their mating habits to lower their exposure to...

2013-09-01 23:04:52

San Antonio area wildlife control company has begun to use a new tactic to remove unwanted animals. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 01, 2013 Critter Evictor has recently begun to utilize specific pheromones to humanely catch and flush animals and rodents out of homes and businesses. Pheromones are naturally occurring odorless substances that living organisms excrete, conveying an airborne signal to an identical species that provides information and triggers a response. The trained...

Love At First Sniff For Male Moths
2013-04-17 13:51:05

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside entomologists focus on moth pheromones to explain high proportion of hybrid moths in nature An international team of researchers, including an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, has an explanation for why we see so many hybrid moths in nature. The team closely examined the behavior and the olfactory circuitry of male moths and found an answer in female-produced pheromones – chemicals generally consisting of a...

The Monkey In The Middle Found To Have The Most Stress
2013-04-02 16:00:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Here´s a story which certainly won´t make anyone in middle management feel better about their jobs. According to a new study about the behavior of monkeys, those who find themselves in the middle of the pecking order, like middle managers, face more stress during their day. Researchers from Liverpool´s Institute of Integrative Biology, Chester Zoo and The University of Manchester conducted the study which has...

Social Bees Use Chemical Signals To Mark Dangerous Flowers
2013-03-14 13:32:43

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Scientists already knew that some social bee species warn their conspecifics when detecting the presence of a predator near their hive, which in turn causes an attack response to the possible predator. Researchers at the University of Tours (France) in collaboration with the Experimental Station of Arid Zones of Almeria (Spain) have now demonstrated that they also use chemical signals to mark those flowers where they have previously...

2013-03-06 13:41:41

Research discovers that whether a female butterfly will mate with a male depends on the quality of his sex pheromones The mating success of male butterflies is often lower if they are inbred. But how do female butterflies know which males to avoid? New research reveals that inbred male butterflies produce significantly less sex pheromones, making them less attractive to females. The research was published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. If animals (and humans)...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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