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Spider venom may save bees: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:42

Venom from one of the world`s most poisonous spiders may help save the world`s honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said.

`Caffeine improves memory in honeybees`

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 19:51

Scientists have shown that caffeine improves a honeybee`s memory and could help plants recruit more bees to spread their pollen.

Sea urchin shows how to reduce CO2

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 14:35

A study of the humble sea urchin has shown British scientists a process that could revolutionize efforts to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the principal cause of climate change.

Ocean `green rust` could scrape toxic metals

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 13:22

Research suggests for the first time that `green rust` was likely widespread in ancient oceans and may have played a vital role in the creation of our early atmosphere.