It isn’t royal jelly that makes a queen bee into a queen bee – it seems that it’s what she *doesn’t* get – from WIRED at http://ow.ly/Sslkv
Before you click through – which one (or is it two?) isn’t an April Fool?
The sheep albedo hypothesis – global warming is due to the reduction in numbers of sheep in New Zealand leading to increased absorption of sunlight by the ground
Okay, we give up – Scientific American agrees to print creationism and Intelligent Design papers
Google Translate for animals – what is your cat actually saying?
The brainwave-driven car – German researchers have created a car that can be driven purely by thoughts
B&Q’s Wee&Q – recycling urine from B&Q toilets as compost accelerator
Hadron-Collider II – new hadron collider planned for London Underground
Science, Nature Team Up on New Journal – the two prestigious science journals drop their competitiveness and team up
Space-time synaesthesia – could Time Lords be real?
In an excavation in Portugal, scientists have found fossil bones of salamanders from 220 million years ago that would have been around two metres long, and about the size of a car – BBC News
Some gorgeous scientific images – The Telegraph
Tea is made of 30,000 different chemicals, and according to researchers, it needs to brew for five minutes (ideally in a pot) rather than a couple of minutes in a cup to allow the complex flavours to come through. The Telegraph
A human-sized lobster that lived 480 million years ago used spiny limbs to sieve food from the sea like some modern whales. BBC News
Watch this animation from The Guardian to see how measles spreads when children are vaccinated, and when they aren’t. It’s scary.