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Bumblebee Buzz Scares Birds Out Of Nest
2013-05-29 08:57:01

Freshly built bird nests can provide the perfect homes for bees, and they frequently invade newly made bird nests and take them over as their own. But how does a tiny bumblebee scare away a bird many times its size, and how does it choose which nest to invade?

2009-06-11 10:55:00

In a study published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE June 10, Chang Seok Han and Piotr Jablonski at Seoul National University, Korea, report that by evolving a morphological shield to protect their genitalia from males' forceful copulatory attempts, females of an Asian species of water strider seem to "win" the evolutionary arms race between the sexes.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.