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Bees Learn the Electric Buzz of Flowers
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, insects, interesting, news, research, science, University of Bristol, world )

- 2305 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 )

- 2312 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 )

- 2473 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 )

- 2484 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 )

- 2703 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 )

- 2808 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 )

- 2957 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 )

- 3040 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 )

- 3095 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 )

- 3222 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 )

- 3315 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 )

- 3372 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...
Migrating Insects Fly in the Fast Lane
Science & Tech  (tags: Migrating, insects )

- 3415 days ago -
ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2010) -- A study published in Science, by researchers at Rothamsted Research (an institute of the BBSRC), the Met Office, the Natural Resources Institute, and the Universities of Exeter, Greenwich and York, sheds new light on the flig
Top 25 Entomology Blogs
Science & Tech  (tags: Insects, Entomology, Study, Species, Science )

- 3428 days ago -
Insects comprise an estimated 90% of the planet's fauna, and - unsurprisingly - those who elect to study them at the professional, amateur, and hobbyist levels are as diverse as the species themselves.
'Supersized' Monarch Butterflies Evolved to Fly Far
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Monarch butterflies, insects, migrate, distance, interesting )

- 3429 days ago -
Monarch butterflies that migrate vast distances have grown larger bodies and wings, researchers have discovered.

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