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  • Honey may hold the sticky solution to bee colony collapse

    Honey may hold the sticky solution to bee colony collapse
    Honeybees that live off the same sweetener found in soft drinks could be more vulnerable to the microbial enemies and pesticides believed to be linked to catastrophic collapse of honeybee colonies worldwide, a new study suggests. Researchers...
  • News of the Weird: Chocolate Toothpaste and 'Holy Crap' Cereal!

    News of the Weird: Chocolate Toothpaste and 'Holy Crap' Cereal!
    The Precocious Tots of Finland: A University of Kansas professor and two co-authors, in research in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Finance, found that children age 10 and under substantially outperformed their parents in earnings from stock trading...
  • Fanged, carnivorous plant pals up with swimming ants

    Fanged, carnivorous plant pals up with swimming ants
    It ain't exactly a match made in heaven, but it's a friendship forged in the steamy peat swamp forests of Borneo. That's where the fanged pitcher plant, or Nepenthes bicalcarata, teams up with a plucky, fluid-diving ant that makes its home nowhere...
  • British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world

    British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
  • Engaging with North Korea

    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • Caltech names physicist from University of Chicago as new president

    Caltech names physicist from University of Chicago as new president
    Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
  • For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

    For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous. Two studies released on Monday beg to differ. By sticking to one...
  • Solitary living, infanticide linked to origin of monogamy in mammals

    Solitary living, infanticide linked to origin of monogamy in mammals
    It’s one of the most vexing questions in modern science: Why are some species monogamous? Two research teams using similar research methods came up with different answers in a pair of studies published Monday. One study, appearing in Science,...
  • Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?

     Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?
    Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
  • UC Berkeley and UCLA ranked among top 10 universities worldwide

     
    The University of California system once again scored very well in an annual reputational ranking of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with UC Berkeley and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced Monday.....
  • ZombieLab: Zombies invade London’s Science Museum

     
    Our culture is in the midst of a distinctive zombie moment. The zombie romance “Warm Bodies” opens today, “The Walking ......