Swarms of Locusts Use Social Networking to Communicate

Swarms of Locusts Use Social Networking to Communicate

Social studies of Facebook and Twitter have been adapted to gain a greater understanding of the swarming behaviour of locusts. The enormous success of social networking sites has vividly illustrated the importance of networking for humans; however for some animals, keeping informed about others of their kind is even more important. In a study published More...

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Most Elliptical Galaxies Are 'Like Spirals'
By andhika On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Most Elliptical Galaxies Are ‘Like Spirals’

The majority of ‘elliptical’ galaxies are not spherical but disc-shaped, resembling spiral galaxies such as our own Milky Way with the gas and dust removed, new observations suggest. The results come More...

Brainy Lizards Pass Test for Birds
By andhika On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Brainy Lizards Pass Test for Birds

Tropical lizards may be slow. But they aren’t dumb. They can do problem-solving tasks just as well as birds and mammals, a new study shows. A Duke University experiment tested Puerto Rican anoles on several More...

Where the world's wild mushrooms grow
By andhika On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Where the world’s wild mushrooms grow

A troop of raincoat-clad peasants tramps through a damp forest, eyes locked on the ground. Wicker baskets hang at their sides; they carry sticks and knives. They are mushroom hunters in Yunnan province, China, scanning More...

Global Warming
By andhika On Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Global Warming: Nature Can’t Save Us From Ourselves

The notion that nature itself will act as a check on the atmospheric excesses of humanity has long held a fair amount of appeal, not least because it draws on a nugget of high-school science that most people can More...

Carbon Capture Project By American Electric Power Co. Put On Hold
By andhika On Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Carbon Capture Project By American Electric Power Co. Put On Hold

American Electric Power Co. said Thursday it was putting a hold on its plans for a commercial-scale carbon dioxide capture and storage project in West Virginia because of uncertainty surrounding U.S. climate policy More...

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