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A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia


March 25th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new and unusual wasp species during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.The new species is pitch black, has an enormous ... Read more...

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Wasps sting tourists in Bodh Gaya


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Over three dozen tourists, including those from Sri Lanka and Cambodia, have come under attack by wasps in the past three days in Bihar's Bodh ... Read more...

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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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Paper wasps have flair for recalling faces


December 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Paper wasps, possessing brains less than a millionth of the size of that of humans, have evolved a similar face-learning abilities, a study reveals. "Wasps and ... Read more...

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Microdots could help combat poaching


October 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) Microdots, originally developed to track stolen cars, will now help track wasps the same way. The method could prove helpful in tracking elephant tusks and rhinoceros ... Read more...

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Sociable wasps better at beating diseases


July 12th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Social species of wasps are better able to beat disease than solitary species, says a new study.The research found that superior immunity in wasps is strongly ... Read more...

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First look into genetic underpinnings of bee’s lifestyle


April 12th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A new study of bumble bees, honey bees, stingless bees and solitary bees has offered a first look at the genetic underpinnings of their differences in lifestyle.Most people ... Read more...

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Wily wasps dump foraging ants far from food sources


March 31st, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Wasps, frustrated at having to compete with foraging ants, pick them up in their mandibles and dump them far from food sources. As the number of ... Read more...

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Kelly’s ex-boyfriend shocked over her pregnancy


March 20th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) Playboy model and actress Kelly Brooke's ex-boyfriend and rugby player Danny Cipriani is devastated after learning she is pregnant with one of his former teammate's child.The ... Read more...

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Hornet’s ’solar power’ ability could be the key to green energy


January 6th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A group of Tel Aviv University researchers has shown that the Oriental hornet can harvest solar energy through its body shell or exoskeleton.They demonstrated how the animal takes ... Read more...

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Kelly Brook gets cosy with rugby player Thom Evans


November 29th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Although they haven't made their relationship, Kelly Brook and her ex Danny Cipriani's former team mate Thom Evans have already been spotted cuddling and kissing.The pair was spotted ... Read more...

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81 Year Old Woman Critical After Suffering 1000 Wasp Stings


November 4th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 4, 2010 (Pen Men At Work): An 81 year old woman has been reported as critical after being stung at least 1000 times by yellow jacket wasps in the backyard of ... Read more...

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81-Year-Old Woman Stung By Yellow Wasps, Now In Critical Condition


November 4th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An elderly Florida woman Juanita Foshee, 81, is presently in a critical condition at a hospital after she was stung by more than 1,000 wasps at ... Read more...

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Even turtles and wasps need a little play time


October 20th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Watching kids and dogs playing is not an alien sight. However, what about a turtle or even a wasp? Well, it seems they play, too.Gordon Burghardt, a psychology ... Read more...

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Wasps kill Special Olympics gold winner


October 18th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) A player of the gold medal winning team that participated in the last Special Olympics in China was stung to death by wasps in Himachal Pradesh, an official ... Read more...

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Nectar secretion in some plants dependent on red light


September 30th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Red light governs the production of extrafloral nectar, which is secreted by some plant species, such as the Lima bean, to attract ants which in turn fend off ... Read more...

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You can’t fool a wasp with a false show of bravado


August 21st, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, Aug 21 (ANI): Wasps hate cheating rivals - rivals that either 'look' strong but can't fight or the ones that really are tough but don't look the part.According ... Read more...

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Wasps with more spots ‘tend to be more ferocious’


August 21st, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Researchers have found how to tell whether a wasp is aggressive - by looking at the markings on its head.When female paper wasps fight it out for nest ... Read more...

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Scientists show how to spot an angry wasp


August 20th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) You need to look a wasp in the face to tell whether it is angry before it stings you, say scientists. But be warned. If you dare undertake ... Read more...

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Swarms of flying ants stage annual mating ritual in Scotland


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Swarms of flying ants in Scotland have been spotted staging a spectacular annual mating ritual.Large female ants pick one day a year to mate by sensing temperature, humidity ... Read more...

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Fossilized fig wasp hasn’t changed for over 34 million years


June 16th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): World's oldest fig wasp fossil, found on the Isle of Wight, proves that this tiny, specialised insect has remained virtually unchanged for more than 34 million years.The fossil ... Read more...

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Social status in paper wasps is established early in life


May 20th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The road to royalty begins early in paper wasps, a new American research has found.While many social insects have distinct social classes that differ in appearance and ... Read more...

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Kelly Brook to star in Neighbours after Oz move


March 13th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): British model/actress Kelly Brook is set to star in Australian soap opera Neighbours after she allegedly decided to move Down Under with her rugby player boyfriend Danny Cipriani.Cipriani, ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genome of three species of parasitoid wasps


February 18th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists has sequenced the genome of three species of parasitoid wasps of the genus Nasonia.Parasitoid wasps are four times smaller than the common ... Read more...

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Parasites can force sex change and induce virgin births in insects


January 27th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): A new study has found that fast-spreading parasite species can force sex change and induce virgin births in insects by shutting down immune systems of their victims.According ... Read more...

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Tiny wasps provide hope for vanishing species


January 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) They may only be 1.5 mm in size, but the tiny wasps that pollinate fig trees can transport pollen 10 times faster than previously recorded by any insect ... Read more...

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Female ants give up sex for greater good


January 9th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) The fungus-gardening ant is the only species of its kind to have dispensed with sex or males, says a new study. Most social insects, wasps, ants and bees ... Read more...

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Sexual deception in orchids explained


December 18th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Orchids use sexual trickery to lure insect pollinators, a new study has found.According to the study, sexual deception in orchids leads to a more efficient pollinating system.Most ... Read more...

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Killer catfish exist and in large numbers


December 11th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Think that only snakes, scorpions, bees, wasps or even frogs can be venomous? Well, then here's a surprise-even catfish is a part of the poisonous list, says a ... Read more...

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How ladybugs are taken hostage by wasps


November 18th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): An entomologist at University of Montreal are trying to find out how a type of wasps lay their eggs on the ladybug's body, a common practice in the ... Read more...

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Fig wasps transporting pollen 10 times further than any other insect


November 10th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): A research from scientists at the University of Leeds, UK, has found that the tiny fig wasps that pollinate fig trees can travel over 160km in less than ... Read more...

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Oldest known spider webs date back to 140 million years


October 31st, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest known silken spider webs preserved in amber, dating back to some 140 million years.The viscous tree sap flowed over the spider webs ... Read more...

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Standing out in crowd is beneficial


October 16th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Standing out in a crowd is better than blending in, at least if you're a paper wasp in a colony where fights determine social status, says a new ... Read more...

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Standing out in crowd better than blending in, claims wasps study


October 16th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Being a standout can be beneficial, at least for paper wasps, where fights between nest-mates determine colony's dominance hierarchy.In nests with multiple queens, wasps fight to sort out ... Read more...

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Tiny wasp brains display amazing adaptability


October 15th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) A tropical wasp's tiny brain, about as big as two sand grains, seems to pack in amazing adaptability and computing power, say scientists. Researchers have found that the brain ... Read more...

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