Archive: 04/24/2012

Discerning males remain faithful

Discerning males remain faithful ... if you are a spider. Sex for male orb web spiders (Argiope bruennichi) is a two shot affair since the act of mating destroys their genitalia. If they survive being eaten ...

Apr 24, 2012
4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Stealth game steals info from Android sensors

(Phys.org) -- No joke. A proof-of-concept application for phones running Android pretends to be a fun challenge asking the user to identify identical icons from a bunch of images. All the while the app monitors ...

Apr 24, 2012 report
4.3 / 5 (8) 15 | with audio podcast

Plant perfumes woo beneficial bugs

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered that maize crops emit chemical signals which attract growth-promoting microbes to live amongst their roots. This is the ...

Apr 24, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast