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Neonicotinoid Pesticide Affects Foraging and Social Interaction in Bumblebees


linked changes in social behavior with sublethal exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid.
3-Jan-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bio-Inspired Suction Cups Withstand More Than Splashes


To create prototype suction cups that are capable of glomming onto rough, wet surfaces and staying there, Ditsche has found inspiration in an aptly-named marine creature: the clingfish.
3-Jan-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Technological Potential of Earwax


One potential is to create some sort of biomimetic earwax adhesive surface that can be used in a ventilation system for robotics or for other kinds of machinery.
3-Jan-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Orchids Mimic Human BO to Attract Mosquitoes


New research shows that orchids relying on mosquitoes for pollination attract them by producing the same odors found in common mosquito blood-hosts. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative...
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Corals May Show Complex, Coordinated Behavior


The individual and the group: insignificant alone, awesome together. Like ants in a colony or neurons of a brain, the collective action of single actors can beautifully coalesce into something more complex than the parts.
3-Jan-2017 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Mystery of the Earless Toads


More than 200 species of “true toads” have fully functional inner ears, but cannot fully use them because they have lost their tympanic middle ears, the part of the ear which transmits sound air pressures from the outside world to the inner ear....
3-Jan-2017 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sticky Toes Provide Clues to Evolution


Yet, how this key innovation evolved remains a mystery locked within the leathery shell of a lizard egg. Now, Dr. Thomas Sanger at Loyola University in Chicago has developed new techniques to understand more about the process of evolutionary...
3-Jan-2017 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bats Avoid Collisions by Calling Less in a Crowd


Do bats adjust their echolocation calls in response to other bat calls
2-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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