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You better bee-lieve it! Dancing hairs lead bumblebees to pollen by sensing electric signals given out by flowers Using a laser to measure vibrations, scientists at the University of Bristol found both the bees' antenna and the hairs on their bodies dance in response to an electric field.
Mail Online | 6 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Did humans sail 3,700 miles from Asia to Madagascar 1,000 years ago? Island may have first been colonised by Austronesians Archaeologists at the University of Oxford have found evidence of Asian crops including rice and mung beans in ancient settlements on Madagascar that date to 8th and 10th Century AD.
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White House lockdown lifted after object thrown over fence deemed harmless Allen Cone and Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The White House was placed on lockdown Monday after a suspicious package was thrown over a fence at the North Lawn along Pennsylvania Avenue.
United Press International | 7 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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'Father of the iPod' Tony Fadell beats Apple in race to launch an electric vehicle with $600 smart kart for kids The $1,000 Arrow 'smart-kart' includesincludes GPS and WiFi to keep drivers safe, and is aimed at 5-9 year olds. Parents can even control the kart and stop it from an app.
Mail Online | 8 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Regional dialects are dying out its enough to get you blarting Britons are increasingly speaking like southern Englanders, according to an app produced by Cambridge University. Heres a guide to some bostin words and phrases at risk of extinctionNever mind whether you take it with jam or cream, does your scone rhyme w
The Guardian | 8 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Thai authorities seize tigers from Buddhist temple video Officials in Thailand take three tigers away from a Buddhist temple during a raid over wildlife trafficking claims. The tigers are tranquilised and taken away on stretchers to be transferred to a state-owned sanctuary. Dozens of tigers remain at the templ
The Guardian | 8 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Action against illegal fishing falls after cuts at enforcement agency Data released to Greenpeace in response to FoI requests show number of prosecutions has dropped significantly in recent yearsFar fewer pirate fishermen are being caught in English and Welsh waters, with prosecutions, warnings and inspections all plummetin
The Guardian | 9 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Worried elephant mother watches rescuers save calf stuck in drain video A worried mother elephant looks on as her calf is rescued by wildlife officials in Sri Lanka, after it fell into an open drain. Rescuers in the town of Hambantota fire smoke bullets to keep her from coming too close while they dismantle the drain and pull
The Guardian | 9 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Is this why Antarctica isn't melting? Ocean currents may explain why Earth's coldest continent has resisted global warming The waters surrounding Antarctica are cooler than those around the Arctic (illustrated) and now researchers at the University of Washington and MIT believe they have found out why.
Mail Online | 10 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Do YOU know what a spile is? Dialects in Britain are disappearing as northerners increasingly use southern words Linguists at the University of Cambridge have found that the rich and varied dialects used around the British Isles are merging into one with words like splinter dominating over other regional variations.
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