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How honey bees stay cool
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. New research also supports the theoretical construct of the bee hive as a superorganism — an entity in which its many members carry out specialized and vital functions to keep the whole functioning as a unit.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Physicists are using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun's energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. Artificial photosynthesis could allow for the conversion of solar energy into renewable, environmentally friendly hydrogen-based fuels.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

Bird 'backpacks' put wood thrush migration on the map
Researchers have created the first migratory connectivity map produced for a songbird, using tracking from both breeding and winter sites. They were able to trace the route taken by wood thrushes from North America using bird 'backpacks'. They discovered that wood thrushes from Canada don't migrate to the same areas as their southern neighbors, and actually have a longer migratory route. The map will help identify specific areas for habitat protection.
Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

Smarter than a first-grader?
(University of California - Santa Barbara) In Aesop's fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the bird drops pebbles into it -- one at a time -- until the water level rises enough for him to drink his fill.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

Studying impacts of indoor air pollution on tribal communities
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) The study, which starts in September, aims to provide information on the effectiveness of various emissions mitigation methods and to improve understanding of multipollutant emissions from burning various types of biomass indoors.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

NIBIB to host second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium
(NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering) The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering will host its second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium on July 30, 2014 on the NIH campus. There will be ten exciting presentations from recent new investigators covering a wide breadth of NIBIB-funded research.
EurekAlert! - Biology, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

Genetic analysis of Antarctic fur seals, alongside decades of in-depth monitoring, has provided unique insights into the effect of climate change on a population of top-predators. Published in Nature this week, the findings show that the seals have significantly altered in accordance with changes in food availability that are associated with climate conditions. Despite a shift in the population towards 'fitter' individuals, this fitness is not passing down through generations, leaving the population in decline.

Biology News Net, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

Report on viruses looks beyond disease

In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses can perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in today, according to a new report by the American Academy of Microbiology.

Biology News Net, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment

Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy to the arms and legs and help avoid amputation, a new study reports.

Biology News Net, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:18 GMT

How honey bees stay cool
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. Recently published research led by Philip T. Starks, a biologist at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, is the first to show that worker bees dissipate excess heat within a hive in process similar to how humans and other mammals cool themselves through their blood vessels and skin.
Phys.org: Biology News, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:19 GMT

Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs, study finds
Dogs show jealousy when their owners spend time with what appears to be another dog, suggesting that the emotion may have survivalist roots, US researchers said Wednesday.
Phys.org: Biology News, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:19 GMT

15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes
A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.
Phys.org: Biology News, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:19 GMT

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