Archive: 11/16/2011

Communal living of the insect kind

The social lives of ants, wasps and bees have long been a puzzle to scientists. How did complex insect societies — colonies ruled by a queen and many workers — come to be? A new model adds to discontent ...

Nov 16, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 3

A fecal diet keeps bumblebees healthy

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that a diet of bumble feces at the start of a bumblebee’s adult life is essential for the protection agains ...

Nov 16, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast report

The secret of the best foie gras

Defying common sense, ducks that plump up less produce the finest foie gras — that rich, buttery French delicacy made from goose or duck livers and sometimes eaten as slices atop lightly toasted bread — scientists ...

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