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High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...nd eyes. Growing up to five centimetres long, the kissing
bugs are harmless by themselves, but carry a micro...loors, adobe walls and thatched roofs. Hundreds of kissing
bugs can hide in cracks and cavities by day, then emerge to climb walls, jump and glide to land on e...
USGS March science picks
...s northwest of the town of Cork. Legend says that kissing
the Blarney Stone bestows the gift of blarney, or sweet flattering talk. USGS geologists will tell you that if you've ever kissed the Blarney Stone, then you've kissed a piece of limestone formed about 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous ...
Researchers record first 'pheromone images' in brains of mice
... standard odorants. And a lot of people think that kissing
and all of the other oral investigations that humans engage in is a vestige or even an ongoing part of this pheromone system....
Some animals can recognize degree of kinship by scent
...ermine whether a prospective mate is a cousin, a kissing
cousin or somewhere in between. In a parallel study, also reported in the Proceedings article, Mateo found equally impressive abilities to recognize kin by odor in a non-nepotistic species, the golden-mantled ground squirrel ( S. lateralis ). I...
UC Berkeley study shows gecko foot hairs are amazing dry adhesives
..., while even the blood-sucking insect known as the kissing
bug has apparently evolved foot hairs with a single spatula at the tip. Full and Autumn also have an association with IS Robotics, Inc., that has resulted in a mechanical gecko that adopts the peeling action of geckos to walk on vertical surfaces. At...
Tucson researcher receives national award
...ognized for insight gained through research on the kissing
bug Chemist F. Ann Walker of Tucson, Ariz., will...ask?" she summarized. That question led her to the kissing
bug of the Amazon river basin. In 1991 Walker was a member of the research team that discovered a ne...
Family Members And Kissing Contacts At Greater Risk Of Meningitis
...is? A population based study) Family members and kissing
contacts of patients with meningococcal disease (a...ease in Norway. They found that family members and kissing
contacts have a 12.4% risk of carrying the organism compared to much lower levels of under 2% in les...