Category: General Science

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Bees Buzzing on Caffeine

• Nectar from certain flowering plants contain caffeine; citrus flowers, and coffee plant flowers. It seems that bees fed on a diet of caffeinated nectar have improved memory, and desire for more caffeinated nectar.

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Coral Under Confocal

Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing a lot of confocal imaging lately, but clearly I’ve got confocal on my mind. This beautiful video got an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the 2012 International Science Visualization Challenge,...

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Mimosa pudica, the Bashful herb

The most notable feature about this plant is the manner in which the leaves fold inwards when touched. The image is not a time-lapse; the movement is easy to observe in real-time, and actually...