Mon, 21 October 2013
In rutting season, stags roar a lot. Deep roars - the deeper the better for warding off competition. And that could have something to do with the human larynx, which is lower than most other animals. It could also explain why Barry White's voice is so popular with women.
New research from the UK shows that diesel fumes are confusing bees and preventing them from finding flowers. But the fumes aren't affecting the bees directly, rather they change the smell of flowers.
A study of ballerinas suggests that with extensive training they change their brains to allow them to spin without being sick.
South Korean scientists have engineered bacteria that produce short-chain alkanes, key components of gasoline.