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2010-05-26 12:00:00

Scientists reported that swarming locusts not only look different and act differently to solitary locusts; they also have much larger brains. Scientists at the University of Cambridge captured images of the results of dramatic changes inside the insects' heads. The team said the same locust could switch between a "solitary" and swarming phase. They reported their findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "Normally locusts would avoid close contact with each other," Dr Swidbert Ott...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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