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NeilH
765879.  Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:53 am Reply with quote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9254000/9254445.stm

"The Oriental hornet has a unique ability to harvest solar energy, scientists have discovered.

The large wasp species has a special structure in its abdomen that traps the sun's rays, and a special pigment that harvests the energy they contain.

The discovery helps explain why these hornets have a large yellow stripe across their body and why they become more active as the day gets hotter.

It also changes our understanding of how insect metabolism can work..."

I thought it was quite interesting!

Neil

 
bobwilson
765880.  Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:15 am Reply with quote

Excellent - and I expect it will be appearing on a Creationist Website shortly as an example of ID.

 
Jenny
766063.  Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:19 pm Reply with quote

That's fascinating - thanks Neil.

 
aTao
766104.  Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:12 am Reply with quote

This is ringing a few klaxon type alarm bells here.

Increased digging activity due to brighter sunlight???? Digging in sunlight seems a lil bit odd.

 

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