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On the trail of fire ant pheromones

The painful sting of the red imported fire ant is not easily forgotten. Delivered in large numbers, the stings can kill small animals. Humans that develop hypersensitivity to the ants' venom are at risk as ...

Apr 14, 2014 not rated yet 0

Promiscuous mouse moms bear sexier sons

University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, ...

Nov 18, 2013 3.5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Towards a new moth perfume

(Phys.org)—A single mutation in a moth gene has been shown to be able to produce an entirely new scent. This has been shown in a new study led by researchers from Lund University in Sweden. In the long run, the researchers ...

Feb 19, 2013 not rated yet 1 | with audio podcast