Wasp researchers have come up with a cheap device that can be put together to measure how many times wasps sting. They found out that wasps sting a lot, especially if something already has wasp venom in it.
If viewers of Masters of Sex are puzzled by the whiplash shift in Virginia Johnson’s attitude towards Bill Masters this week, they should look no further than Johnson’s mother. That woman deserves a doctorate in manipulation.
That dopey face your cat makes — its mouth half-open, its lips curled awkwardly away from its teeth — has a name. It’s called the flehmen response, and, yes, it looks ridiculous. But for many mammals, it’s a critical part of their sex life.