Honey bees tell friend from foe by gut bacteria

Honey bees rely on chemical cues related to their shared gut microbial communities, not genetic relatedness, to identify members of their colony, new research shows. For a honey bee, few things are more important than recognizing your nestmates. Being able to tell a nestmate from an invader could mean the difference between a honey-stocked hive…

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Team pins down what fuels your heart beats

Researchers have produced a detailed picture of the human heart’s fuel and nutrient use. The new study in Science, involving the simultaneous sampling of blood from different parts of the circulatory system in dozens of human participants, is the first of its kind to record the levels of related molecules going into and coming out…

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Firefighting foam sheds light on ‘forever chemicals’ in water

A new study sheds light on how “forever chemicals” found in firefighting foams are distributed in water and surface soil at release sites. The findings could help better predict how pollutants in these foams spread from the spill or release sites—fire training areas or airplane crash sites, for example—into drinking water supplies. Firefighting foams, also…

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6 tips for a safe Halloween this year

This year, trick-or-treating on Halloween may come with extra risk, but there are ways to keep yourself and your family safe, experts say. Those things include limiting trick-or-treating groups to household members, social distancing when that is not possible, and adhering to existing crowd limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings. Here, Don Schaffner, a professor…

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STEM TV for kids leaves out women, Latinx characters

Children’s television programming not only shapes opinions and preferences, its characters can have positive or negative impacts on childhood aspiration, according to a new study. The study is the first large-scale analysis of characters featured in science, technology, engineering, and math-related educational programming. The study in the Journal of Children and Media reveals that of…

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Largest Black-Owned Carrier, Figgers Wireless, Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service, kweliTV

The founders of two of the nation’s most innovative Black-owned companies, Figgers Wireless and kweliTV, have joined forces to offer discounts to their customers. Freddie Figgers, founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, and DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of kweliTV Nationwide — Figgers Wireless, the nation’s largest Black-owned carrier, is offering current and new subscribers…

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Largest Black-Owned Carrier, Figgers Wireless, Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service, kweliTV

The founders of two of the nation’s most innovative Black-owned companies, Figgers Wireless and kweliTV, have joined forces to offer discounts to their customers. Freddie Figgers, founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, and DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of kweliTV Nationwide — Figgers Wireless, the nation’s largest Black-owned carrier, is offering current and new subscribers…

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