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Bees use the ‘force’ to choose the best flowers: study

Bees use the 'force' to choose the best flowers, study finds If you’re a bee having a hard time finding that flower trying to tell you it’s loaded with nectar and pollen, use the force, bee, use the force. For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that the interaction of…

‘Spider-sense’ suit exerts pressure when objects approach

If you thought that the tingling feeling, or “spider-sense,” that alerts Spiderman to threats was confined to the realm of comics, you might want to check out a new suit being created by a scientist in Chicago. The suit exerts pressure on the individual, to alert him or her to…

FDA approves breast cancer drug that avoids healthy cells

The FDA has approved a new breast cancer drug that avoids healthy cells while it targets tumors, reported the Associated Press. The drug, Kadcyla, is a combination of a chemotherapy drug, another drug called Herceptin, and a chemical that keeps them combined until the drug cocktail meets the tumor. Scientists…

Dead mice to be dropped on Guam from helicopters to fight invasive snake

If the image of dead mice falling from the sky makes you squeamish, you might want to skip a spring trip to Guam this year. The U.S. plans to drop dead mice on Guam in April or May, in order to help control the invasive brown tree snake, which has…

Scientists warn of melting permafrost if temperatures continue to rise

A global temperature rise of 1.5C would be enough to start the melting of permafrost in Siberia, scientists warned on Thursday. Any widespread thaw in Siberia’s permanently frozen ground could have severe consequences for climate change. Permafrost covers about 24% of the land surface of the northern hemisphere, and widespread…

Study finds protected coral areas should be ‘as large and diverse as possible’

A new study of Asia’s Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world’s reefs, shows that when it comes to ensuring a rich and diverse range of species, size matters. “The study suggests that marine protected areas should be as large and diverse as possible,” Peter Etnoyer, a…

India plans $70 million mission to Mars in 2013

India said on Thursday it will send a $70 million space mission to Mars this year to study the red planet’s atmosphere. The unmanned Mars orbiter mission, to be launched in October by the Indian Space Research Organisation, will undertake a 300-day journey to the planet to collect data about…

Scientists create lifelike ears with 3D printing

Researchers have engineered artificial human ears that look and act like the real thing thanks to 3D printing, giving hope to patients missing all or part of their ears. The new ears, practically identical to human ones, could provide the solution long sought by reconstructive surgeons to treat thousands of…

NASA’s Mars rover finds gray rock beneath the Red Planet’s surface

So much for Mars being “The Red Planet.” NASA said Wednesday that its Curiosity rover has scooped up a sample from the interior of a Martian rock and found that the powdery soil just beneath the planet’s rust-colored exterior is actually a light gray color. “Something that the science team…

Red wine compound resveratrol could protect against hearing loss: study

A new study helps explain how a compound found in red wine protects against hearing loss. The research was published this week in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. “Our latest study focuses on resveratrol and its effect on bioinflammation, the body’s response to injury and something that is believed to be…

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