Latest Scorpions Stories

Scorpion Choose Most Effective Weapons
2013-11-14 13:45:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Equipped with sharp pincers and a stinging, venomous tail – scorpions are not a creature to be trifled with. While the size and strength of these weapons vary from one species to another species, the dangerous arachnids tend to use their most effective means of attack or defense when provoked, according to a new study in the journal PLOS One. The use of either the pincers or the stinger can depend on a scorpion’s physical makeup,...

New Scorpion Species From Ancient Lycia
2013-11-08 11:06:28

Pensoft Publishers Scientists discover and describe a new species of scorpion, Euscorpius lycius, coming from the area of ancient Lycia, nowadays the regions of the Muğla and Antalya Provinces in Southwestern Turkey. With the new discovery, the scorpions from this genus found in the country go up to a total of five known species. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. Euscorpius is a genus of scorpions, commonly called small wood-scorpions. As their name suggest...

New Scorpion Species Accidentally Discovered Near Tucson
2013-02-19 22:28:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For over the last half-century only four species of mountain scorpions were known to inhabit the state of Arizona, but in the past six years that number has doubled. There are now ten species known to exist, and while all belong to the same group, the most recent scorpion was only recently discovered sharing the habitat with another scorpion species. The Vaejovis brysoni, which was found in the Santa Catalina Mountains in...

2010-11-02 18:25:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The "great artists, great songs, great price" slogan of a new series of albums proves true once again with the second wave of releases in the aptly named Icon series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). The new collections released November 2, 2010 from 10 major artists spanning rock, R&B and country feature their greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites. From the first greatest hits album from Puddle Of Mudd and first...

2010-01-25 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After the release of their next album (Sting in the Tail, release date: March 23rd, Universal Music Enterprises) and a three-year mammoth tour, which will take them across five continents, one of the most successful rock bands in the world, SCORPIONS, will be ending their career. The band broke the news on their website on Sunday. "While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was -...

2009-07-09 16:31:07

A Chinese team of scientists has identified the protein composition of venom from the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion. Wuhan University researchers said their findings -- from the first venom analysis of the arachnid -- uncovered nine novel poison molecules never before seen in a scorpion species. The scientists led by Yibao Ma of the university's Laboratory of Virology studied the sting of S. jendeki, a member of the family Euscorpiidae, which covers Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Our...

2009-07-01 06:26:34

Transcriptomic tests have uncovered the protein composition of venom from the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have carried out the first ever venom analysis in this arachnid, and discovered nine novel poison molecules, never before seen in any scorpion species. Yibao Ma worked with a team of researchers from Wuhan University, China, to study the sting of S. jendeki, a member of the family Euscorpiidae, which covers Europe, Asia, Africa,...

2009-01-12 13:38:37

Atlas of Scanning Electron Microscope Images of the Book Lung Published by the American Museum of Natural History Modern microscopy technology has allowed two scorpion biologists, Carsten Kamenz of the Humboldt University in Berlin and Lorenzo Prendini of the American Museum of Natural History, to study and document what is nearly invisible. Looking at tiny morphological features like the sculpting of the hair-like outgrowths on lamellae"”structures that fold like the leaves of a book...

2005-12-29 10:02:50

ZAGREB (Reuters) - A Croatian Serb recognized in a harrowing war video was jailed for 15 years on Thursday for killing unarmed Bosnian Muslim prisoners during the Srebrenica massacre, state news agency Hina reported. A court in the Croatian capital found Slobodan Davidovic guilty of killing six prisoners after Bosnian Serb troops overran the Muslim enclave in eastern Bosnia in July 1995. Davidovic, 57, was arrested in June after he was identified in a home video filmed in 1995 that...

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