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Help Discover New Species Using Your Cell Phone
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, discovery, science, biology, entomology. digital photography, taxonomy, new species, bugs, insects, reptiles, amphibians, spiders, bees )

- 491 days ago -
Learn how to use your cell phone camera to go on photo-safaris, possibly find something new to science, make a contribution to science and our understanding of the environment, and maybe even get a bug named after you!
The Birds and the Bees - and the Pesticides
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, birds, environment, insects, neonicotinoids, pesticides, pollinators, research )

- 957 days ago -
Excellent radio broadcast which discusses the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, other insects, insects eating birds and its persistance in the environment. Both scientists and pesticide industry representatives are interviewed.
Migrating Monarch Butterflies Use Magnetic Compass to Cut Through Clouds
Science & Tech  (tags: Monarch Butterflies, magnetic compass, insects, animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, society, technology )

- 1063 days ago -
New research finds that monarch butterflies use a magnetic compass on overcast days.
Bees Learn the Electric Buzz of Flowers
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, insects, interesting, news, research, science, University of Bristol, world )

- 1550 days ago -
Slight electric fields that form around flowers lure bees and other pollinators much as floral colors and fragrances do. Plants act like lightning rods, and conduct electricity to the ground. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
The Bug-Hunters Discovering New Species in Their Spare Time
Science & Tech  (tags: science, ecology, habitats, biology, animals, speices, insects, discovery, science )

- 1557 days ago -
Everyone knows there are lots of species yet to be discovered in rainforests and remote parts of the world. But hundreds are being discovered every year in Europe too - most of them by amateurs.
Mysterious New Stick Insect Discovered That Sprays Like a Skunk
Science & Tech  (tags: insects, new species, discovery, stick insectinteresting )

- 1718 days ago -
A new species of stick insect has been discovered that is so mysterious and unusual that scientists have given it its own genus, Conlephasma, and the species name of "enigma."
Prehistoric Bugs From Time of Dinosaurs Found Frozen in Amber
Science & Tech  (tags: American Museum of Natural History in Ne, ancient, discovery, insects, interesting, National Academy of Sciences, news, science, scientists )

- 1728 days ago -
Three well-preserved 230 million year-old insects frozen in amber -- and time. An amazing discovery that will help researchers further understand how life evolved on land, and will be recorded by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Japanese Firms Look To Animals To Inspire Innovative Technology
Science & Tech  (tags: research, technology, study, biomimicry, innovative technology, amnimals, insects, efficient, Sharp Corp., cat's grooming, discovery, design, interesting )

- 1948 days ago -
Biomimicry - an innovative trend that looks at animals and insects to inspire new and highly efficient technology - is becoming popular among manufacturing firms and researchers in Japan.
Best Micro-Photos of 2011: In National Geographic
Science & Tech  (tags: NationalGeographic, insects, microphotography, competition, light_microscopes )

- 2053 days ago -
The 2011 Small World Microphotography Competition: top images were announced taken with light microscopes; the winning picture, a green lacewing larva, magnified 20 times. (Don't those mandibles look fierce!)
I Know You, Bad Guy! Magpies Recognize Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, facial recognition, insects, interesting, news, research, world )

- 2201 days ago -
Many studies show that insects and animals, such as bees, chickens, pigeons, sheep, dogs, llamas, penguins, seals, rabbits, horses, lizards and octopuses, can recognize humans individually. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Weather Radar Clutter Is Boon for Biologists
Science & Tech  (tags: bats, birds, concept, discovery, environment, insects, interesting, radar, research, science, technology )

- 2285 days ago -
Scientists may have found the silver lining in that large cloud of radar information that weather forecasters discard because it is produced by birds, bats and insects.
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Wipe Out Malaria
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, geneticengineering, insects, malaria, science, tech, technology )

- 2340 days ago -
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Wipe Out Malaria
When Giants Had Wings and 6 Legs
Science & Tech  (tags: growing, earth, pangea, neal adams, giant, dragonflies, insects, dinasours )

- 2467 days ago -
...giant dragonflies, Meganeuropsis permiana and its cousins, with wingspans that reached two and a half feet. They were the largest insects that ever lived.
Swiss Artist Catalogs Mutant Insects Around Nuke Plants
Science & Tech  (tags: Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, insects, mutant, nuclear plants, Scientific illustrator )

- 2559 days ago -
Scientific illustrator Cornelia Hesse-Honegger details these minute mutations in the so-called true bugs she collects near nuclear facilities and areas of chemical contamination.
Social Bees Have Bigger Brain Area for Learning, Memory
Science & Tech  (tags: Mind and Brain, Social Bees, Insects, Environment, Discovery )

- 2617 days ago -
Who's in charge? Who's got food? The brain region responsible for learning and memory is bigger in social bee queens who may have to address these questions than in solitary queens...

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