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53 new species found in Costa Rica in 2011


December 28th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The forests of Costa Rica provided the setting this year for science to discover 53 new species of insects, fungi and plants.The National Biodiversity Institute, ... Read more...

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Bumblebees on verge of extinction?


January 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Four previously abundant species of the bumblebee, considered one of the most important plant pollinators, are on the verge of being wiped out, a study says.There has been ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How ‘bees see world’


December 11th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed FReD - the Floral Reflectance Database - which holds data on what colours flowers appear to be, to bees.The work by researchers at Queen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bumblebees prefer striped flowers: Study


October 12th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A research has suggested that gardeners can help maintain bumblebee populations by growing flowers equipped with "landing lights"."Stripes following the veins of flowers are one of the most ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can bees tell time of the day?


June 29th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Despite constant daylight of the Arctic summer, bumblebees stick to a working routine and return to their nests well before midnight - suggesting that they can tell the ... Read more...

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Even midnight sun won’t convince bees to work nights


June 29th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Bees observe a strict working day, even in conditions of 24-hour sunlight, research shows. Researchers tagged worker bumblebees with a radio identifier, similar to an Oyster Card, which ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bumblebees Included In The Catalog Of Endangered Species


June 24th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A conservationist outfit in America launched an appeal on Wednesday that demanded the inclusion of a bumblebee from Southern Oregon and Northern California in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Conservationists Petition To Add Franklin’s Bumblebee Into Endangered Species List


June 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A conservationist group has filed a petition that puts Franklin's bumblebee into the endangered list. The species is found in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The ... Read more...

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Bees see world five times faster than humans


April 20th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Bees see the world almost five times faster than humans, says new research. This gives bumblebees the fastest colour vision of all animals, allowing them to easily navigate ... Read more...

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New laser to wipe out mosquitoes developed


February 18th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 18 (ANI): Experts have created a new laser system that zaps mosquitoes without harming other insects.Intellectual Ventures showcased the system that can allegedly distinguish between different insects and thus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robots that mimic fish could prevent car crashes


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 3 (ANI): Japanese car firm Nissan has developed robots that mimic the behaviour of fish, and could be used in crash avoidance systems.According to a report by BBC News, the ... Read more...

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Declining bumblebee populations at greater risk of inbreeding, say researchers


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that inbreeding can trigger a downward spiral of reduction among the already declining bumblebee populations.Published in the open access journal BMC ... Read more...

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Velcro-like cells on petals help bees stick to flowers


May 15th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists at Cambridge University have found that bees make use of small cone-shaped cells on flower petals, which act like 'velcro' on their feet, to stick to flowers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honeybees and bumblebees prefer flying shortest distance between two flowers


March 21st, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): Insects like honeybees and bumblebees prefer the shortest distance when they have to fly from one flower to another, according to an American study. S. Alan Walters ... Read more...

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How iridescence attracts bees to flowers for pollination


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): A new study has found that bees are attracted to plants iridescence rather than their colour.Bees live in a paintbox world in which flowers take on different ... Read more...

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Third wet summer could spell disaster for wildlife in Britain


December 27th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Officials from the National Trust has warned that a third wet summer in parts of the UK could spell disaster for many species of insects, birdlife and ... Read more...

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Bumblebees use flower scent to guide each other towards food


October 25th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, have found that bumblebees use flower scent to guide their nest-mates to good food sources.Creatures like bees, who generally have ... Read more...

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Bumblebees use floral scents to locate food


October 25th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Bumblebees use floral scents to help their peers track food sources, according to Queen Mary researchers from University of London.For any animal, finding food can be time consuming ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bumblebee technique may help catch serial killers


July 30th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 30 (ANI): Catching serial killers may now be just a few fingertips away for police, thanks to a new technique, called Geographic profiling (GP), which scientists are testing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bumblebees go off-color when ill


July 16th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Like humans, bumblebees too are not at their most astute when they are ill, says a new research, which found that the bees go ''off colour'' and ... Read more...

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Ecologists delve into private lives of plants and their pollinators


May 6th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study by ecologists has tried to delve into the intimate relationships between plants and their pollinators.Published online in the British Ecological Societys journal Functional Ecology, ... Read more...

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Air pollution destroying flowers fragrance


April 11th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that air pollution from power plants and automobiles is wiping out the fragrance of flowers and thus hampering the ... Read more...

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Bats use air bubbles to stay afloat in the air


February 29th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 29 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found out what enables bats to hover in the air like bumblebees, despite the fact that current aerodynamic theories suggest that they should not be ... Read more...

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Weaver ants use silk to construct their homes


December 30th, 2007 - 5:44 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec 30 (ANI): Researchers have shown that weaver ants in tropical Australia construct their homes from leaves and silk, by identifying the silk-producing genes in the creatures, as well as in ... Read more...

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