Archive: 07/27/2006

Worker ants store fat for lean times

U.S. scientists found ants have the ability to store excess fat and pass it to colony members through lipid-rich oral secretions or unfertilized eggs.

Jul 27, 2006 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Honeybee brain picks up on right scent

A honeybee’s ability to smell scent appears to be linked to the right side of its brain, according to a new ANU study that could show how right and left ‘handedness’ evolved in other species.

Jul 27, 2006 4.6 / 5 (7) 0

Birthplace of Hurricanes

"Winds will grow soon to storms in Africa," laments Irish singer Enya in her song, Storms in Africa. She might have added "And hurricanes in the Americas."

Jul 27, 2006 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Honey helps problem wounds

A household remedy millennia old is being reinstated: honey helps the treatment of some wounds better than the most modern antibiotics. For several years now medical experts from the University of Bonn have been clocking ...

Jul 27, 2006 4.8 / 5 (39) 0

Cosmic dust in terrestrial ice

For the last 30,000 years, our planet has been hit by a constant rain of cosmic dust particles. Scientists have reached this conclusion after investigating the amount of the helium isotope 3He in cosmic dust ...

Jul 27, 2006 3.6 / 5 (9) 0

Online travel sites' report released

While Travelocity had the highest sponsored click-through rate for April 2006 among the most-visited online travel agencies, according to a recent report from comScore Media Metrix, Orbitz received the highest percent of ...

Jul 27, 2006 2.9 / 5 (8) 0