Science News Your Views July 8-12
If you haven’t checked out the Science News, Your Views exhibit on the first floor of the Nature Research Center this week, we’ve got a new batch of science news articles and blog posts for you!
This week’s exhibit features, among others:
- Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz, by Carl Zimmer. Did you know that bumblebees and certain other insects use buzzing to shake pollen out of flowers for food, vibrating hundreds of times a second to retrieve pollen from special tubes
- Irregular bedtimes may affect children’s brains, by Ian Sample. Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.
- Queens University professor helps tiny Micronesian islands adapt to global warming, by Reid Creager.
- Title Next Mars Rover Will Seek Out Signs of Past Life, by Christopher Crockett.
- Thresher Sharks Hunt with Huge Weaponised Tails, by Ed Yong.For most sharks, the front end is the dangerous bit. Thresher sharks are the exception. They’re deadly at both ends, because they’ve managed to weaponise their tails. The top halves of their scythe-like tail fins are so huge that they can be as long as the rest of the shark. [Visit this blog to watch a video of the shark hunting.]
So stop by and check out the exhibit, first floor of the Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! Tweet about your reactions to this week’s exhibit news using #ScienceNewsYourViews or #SNYV for short!