Scientists at the University of Arizona found some workers are consistently idle, doing about half as much work as others in a colony. They marked ants with coloured spots (pictured) to track them.
Swiss pilot André Borschberg has successfuly landed in Hawaii (shown). He spent more than 100 hours alone in the single-seater plane, smashing the longest solo flight record.
Urine is being recycled at a Danish festival to help make beer (stock image shown). The ‘beercycling’ initiative hopes to collect 25,000 litres of urine. This will be used to create 425 kegs of beer.
Scientists at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) at Colmar pinpointed the gene that switches on an enzyme triggering the flower’s sweet smell.
Primatologists at the University of Oxford were surprised to see a wild female bearded capuchin monkey using sticks and grass to pick her nose until she sneezed and then put the stick in her mouth.
The simulations were led by Michigan State University. They showed that the distant universe could have ten to 100 times less galaxies than thought (Hubble image shown).
Scientists at the University of Manchester analysed the genomes of 45 human populations for the smell receptor OR7D4, which detects the foul smell of androsternone, a pig sex hormone.
The UVe robot (pictured), designed by engineers in Seattle, disinfects surfaces with waves of ultraviolet light that destroy bacteria and other micro-organisms.
California-based Reddit has fired an employee called Victoria Taylor for unknown reasons, and much of the site is now inaccessible (shown) due to a mass backlash over the decision.
Sony partnered with London-based production studio Unit9 to study Cymatics – the visual representation of sound. They used Kiesza’s song Hideaway to see paint, sand and vodka ‘dance.’