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

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 have now demonstrated that they also use chemical signals to mark those flowers where they have previously been attacked.

2013-03-06 13:41:41

The mating success of male butterflies is often lower if they are inbred.

New Moth Perfumes Generated Through Genetic Mutations
2013-02-20 11:05:21

A new study led by scientists at Sweden’s Lund University has revealed that a single mutation in a moth gene can produce an entirely new scent.

Finding Mr. Right: Understanding The Evolution Of Sex Pheromones In Wasps
2013-02-14 08:33:16

When it comes to finding the perfect mate in the insect world, especially for a member of one particular wasp species, it only takes a whiff of the special love potion to know you have found "Mr. Right."

Behavior Of Bed Bugs Being Studied For New Management Tactics
2013-02-11 11:56:12

Learning more about the behavior of bed bugs is one approach being used by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to identify compounds to help control these pests.

robot controlled by silkworm moth
2013-02-06 11:29:19

Robots have been used to handle a number of dirty chores for human beings in the past, some of which include looking for and cleaning environmental spills. Robotic engineers have also looked towards other animals and insects for inspiration when building out these autonomous machines.

Insects Spend A Lot Of Time Grooming
2013-02-05 04:30:20

A new study shows like self-absorbed teenagers, insects spend a lot of time grooming. This grooming, specifically antennal cleaning, is a common function of insects that removes both environmental pollutants and chemicals produced by the insects themselves.

2012-12-14 12:31:22

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that male mice produce a pheromone that provokes females and competitor males to remember a preference for the place where the pheromone was previously encountered.

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2012-09-11 23:08:29

Researchers have long known that ants live in some of the most complex social structures of any animal.

Semen Protein Prompts Ovulation
2012-08-21 09:17:20

A brave team of researchers lhas discovered a protein in semen that acts on the brains of females prompting ovulation, and is the same molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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