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Queen bee’s honesty is the best policy for reproduction signals

Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their...

Buried leaves reveal precolonial eastern forests and guide stream restoration

Sediment behind milldams in Pennsylvania preserved leaves deposited just before European contact that provide a glimpse of the ancient forests, according to a team...

Buffet dish sequences may prompt healthier choices

As diners belly-up to a buffet, food order matters. When healthy foods are offered first, eaters are less likely to desire the higher calorie...

Bacteria and fat: a ‘perfect storm’ for inflammation

Making fat cells immortal might seem like a bad idea to most people, but for a team of University of Iowa scientists it was...

Listen Up: Oysters May Use Sound to Select a Home

Oysters begin their lives as tiny drifters, but when they mature they settle on reefs. New research from North Carolina State University shows that...

Bees Underwent Massive Extinction When Dinosaurs Did

For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event...

Research Helps Understand Dolphin Talk

The same algorithm used to find tunes in music retrieval systems has been successfully used to identify the signature whistles of dolphins, according to...

How are Open Access and MOOCS disrupting the academic community in...

Supporters of open academic content have long touted its ability to widen the impact and productivity of scholarship while relieving cost pressures in academia. While...

We all came from Africa: Hitchhiking virus proves it

A study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confirmation of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which...

Brain patterns change when gazing on Black, white faces

When you meet people for the first time, what’s the first thing you think you notice? Is it their hair color, or eye color?...

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