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Bees respond to wildfire aftermath by producing more female offspring

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that the blue orchard bee, an important native pollinator, produces female offspring at higher rates in the aftermath of wildfire in forests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 14th, 2021

TikTok’s new Q&A feature lets creators respond to fan questions using text or video

TikTok is testing a new video Q&A feature that allows creators to more directly respond to their audience’s questions with either text or video answers, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The feature works across both video and livestreams (T.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 58 min. ago

New antifungal compound from ant farms

Attine ants are farmers, and they grow fungus as food. Pseudonocardia and Streptomyces bacteria are their farmhands, producing metabolites that protect the crop from pathogens. Surprisingly, these metabolites lack common structural features across ba.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 30 min. ago

Ancient indigenous New Mexican community knew how to sustainably coexist with wildfire

Wildfires are the enemy when they threaten homes in California and elsewhere. But a new study led by SMU suggests that people living in fire-prone places can learn to manage fire as an ally to prevent dangerous blazes, just like people who lived near.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 30 min. ago

Research: Masculine offices add to the burden of female office workers during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of life, including the lives of female workers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 30 min. ago

How the male mantis keeps its head during rough sex

A male Springbok praying mantis looking for a hook up doesn't have to worry about a female stealing his heart away......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 58 min. ago

Amber-encased fossil shines light on evolution of bioluminescent insects

Trapped in amber for ~100 million years, an exceptionally well-preserved, light-producing beetle sheds light on the diversification of bioluminescent beetles in the Cretaceous period and provides the missing fossil link between fireflies' living rela.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Similarities in dance follower behavior across honey bee species suggest a conserved mechanism of dance communication

It is early in the morning. Ebi and his colleagues try not to twitch as they stare intently at a rectangular box filled with sugary treats. These aren't for them, but for the honey bees that they study. The tiny buzzers toggle between the sugar 'feed.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

UN disaster aid is driven by humanitarian need rather than by strategic donor interests

A new study published in PNAS finds that aid provided by the United Nations (UN) in the aftermath of climate-related disasters is driven by humanitarian need rather than by strategic donor interests. The results underline the importance of climate-re.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Nvidia reveals which mice will support its Reflex Latency Analyzer tool

If you're a performance and data fanatic, you'll also want to consider using Nvidia's Latency Analyzer tool, which can accurately measure the time it takes for your monitor's pixels to respond to your inputs......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

"Babysitters" provide boost to offspring of elderly birds

Young Seychelles warblers fare better if their elderly parents have help raising them, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Groningen......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Female resident orcas especially disturbed by vessels, new research shows

Female orcas are most thrown off from foraging when boats and vessels intrude closer than 400 yards, according to new research—troubling findings for the endangered population of southern resident orcas that desperately needs every mother and calf.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Scientists produce the first in-vitro embryos from vitrified African lion oocytes

A team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) inGermany, Givskud Zoo–Zootopia in Denmark and the University of Milan in Italy succeeded in producing the very first African lionin-vitroembryos after the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Fungal wearables and devices: Biomaterials pave the way toward science fiction future

Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials. The joint research venture undertaken by.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Surprising new mechanism of heat shock response identified in yeast cells

How cells respond in the face of stress is a critical component of maintaining homeostasis and preventing disease, but its mechanisms are poorly understood. New research out of the University of Chicago has fit together another piece of the puzzle by.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspring

Some beetles go to great—and disgusting—lengths for their children......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

New study compiles four years of corn loss data from 26 states and Ontario, Canada

Plant pathologists working at universities across 26 corn-producing states in the United States and in Ontario, Canada, compiled data about annual corn reductions caused by diseases. Estimated loss from each disease varied greatly by region......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Bumble files for IPO

Bumble, the company best known for its female-centered dating app, is getting ready for its big date with Wall Street......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Bees respond to wildfire aftermath by producing more female offspring

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that the blue orchard bee, an important native pollinator, produces female offspring at higher rates in the aftermath of wildfire in forests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Giving the hydrogen economy an acid test

A team of researchers led by the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Tsukuba has demonstrated a method for producing acid-resistant catalysts by covering them with layers of graphene. They show that using few layers allows for greater p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Shedding light on the secret reproductive lives of honey bees

Honey bee health has been on the decline for two decades, with U.S. and Canadian beekeepers now losing about 25 to 40% of their colonies annually. And queen bees are failing faster than they have in the past in their ability to reproduce. The reason.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021