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The bees are freebasing

7 Jan

Washboarding bee

To learn more about the biochemistry of addiction, scientists in Australia dropped liquefied freebase cocaine on bees’ backs, so it entered the circulatory system and brain.

The scientists found that bees react much like humans do: cocaine alters their judgment, stimulates their behavior and makes them exaggeratedly enthusiastic about things that might not otherwise excite them. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/science/06bees.html

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Most beautiful bee anatomy

2 Apr

Bee AnatomyI can never get enough insect diagrams