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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.