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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
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Exploring the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-14b

First discovered in 2008, WASP 14b is an interesting exoplanet. It is roughly seven times as massive as Jupiter, but only 30% larger, making it among the densest known exoplanets. Recently, it was the target ...

Nov 15, 2011
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Climate change downsizing fauna, flora: study

Climate change is reducing the body size of many animal and plant species, including some which supply vital nutrition for more than a billion people already living near hunger's threshold, according to a ...

Oct 16, 2011
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Microdots spot on for wasp study

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by scientists at The Australian National University will see wasps being tracked in the same way as stolen cars – using specialist microdot technology.

Oct 13, 2011
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Entomologist discovers new wasp species

(PhysOrg.com) -- A warrior wasp? A wasp with jaws longer than its front legs? The new species of wasp that Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at the University ...

Aug 22, 2011
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