Category Archives: Medicinal News

Worldwide importance of honey bees for natural habitats captured in new report

An unprecedented study integrating data from around the globe has shown that honey bees are the world's most important single species of pollinator in natural ecosystems and a key contributor to natural ecosystem functions. The first quantitative analysis of its kind, led by biologists at the University of California San Diego, is published Jan. 10...

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Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Teeth and bones of the extinct bat -- which was about three times the size of an average bat today -- were recovered...
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Deadly disinfection in ant colonies

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Ants kill colony mates infected with deadly diseases when they are unable to prevent them from falling sick in the first place. In doing so, the ants protect their colony from the outbreak of an epidemic....
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What species is most fit for life? All have an equal chance, scientists say

[unable to retrieve full-text content]There are more than 8 million species of living things on Earth, but none of them -- from 100-foot blue whales to microscopic bacteria -- has an advantage over the others in the universal struggle for existence.A trio of scientists report that regardless of vastly different body size, location and life...
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