Biology News

How do bees learn what scents worth it to follow Monday, February 28, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists at the Free University of Berlin and Bernstein Center Berlin may have traces of the scent memory in a specific region Locate the bee brain. How successful are bees in search of food depends
Evolution in Action : Observing a split in the butterfly family tree Monday, February 28, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists at the Free University of Berlin and Bernstein Center Berlin may have traces of the scent memory in a specific region Locate the bee brain. How successful are bees in search of food depends
Sex differences in male and female learning revealed by gibbons Monday, February 28, 2011 - 00:00

Differences in the way male and female learning has evolved have been revealed by new research into gibbons, conducted by the University of Abertay Dundee.

Mating mites trapped in amber reveal sex role reversal Monday, February 28, 2011 - 00:00
In the mating game, some female mites are mightier than their mates, new research at the University of Michigan and the Russian Academy of Sciences suggests. The evidence comes, in part, from 40 milli
Student Research Shows Diversity of Bacterial Viruses Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 00:00
The PLoS One paper highlights the wide diversity of the newly-identified phages and provides insights into how these viruses compete with each other in the wild. The students' involvement in our rese
Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 00:00
Ormia ochracea is a small parasitic fly best known for its strong sense of directional hearing. A female fly tracks a male cricket by its chirps and then deposits her eggs on the unfortunate host. The
Tweeting Teenage Songbirds Reveal Impact of Social Cues on Learning Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 00:00
In a finding that once again displays the power of the female, UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, improve their performance in the p
UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S. Friday, February 25, 2011 - 00:00
Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research ha