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Genetic secrets of the monarch butterfly revealed

Sequencing the genomes of monarch butterflies from around the world, a team of scientists has made surprising new insights into the monarch's genetics. They identified a single gene that appears central to migration -- a behavior generally regarded as complex -- and another that controls pigmentation. The researchers also shed light on the evolutionary origins of the monarch.

Victaulic Debuts Delta-Y Assembly for Offshore

Victaulic  introduces the Style DLY Delta-Y assembly, a combination of preassembled Victaulic cast grooved fittings, rigid couplings and butterfly valves.

Genes reveal answers to monarch butterfly migration mystery

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A variation in a single gene may explain why some monarch butterfly populations developed a marathoner’s efficient physique, while some muscled up and settled down, according to a new study.

The ability of monarch butterflies to migrate may hinge on a single gene

18 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

For monarch butterflies, the ability to migrate may rely on a single vital gene. Every year, millions of North American monarchs make a single migration to Mexico for winter — a seemingly grueling trip for the delicate-looking insects. Read full article >>

Gene plays key role in monarch butterfly’s 3,000-mile migration

18 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world’s fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into Mexico and the California coast each autumn. Scientists who scoured the genome of...

In Ritika

Pallavi attended the GQ Awards wearing a blue Ritika gown featuring applique butterflies on the shoulder. I may not be a fan of the cutout detail but that isn’t to say Pallavi didn’t look nice. She looked quite elegant. Pallavi Sharda at GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2014 Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani The post In Ritika appeared first on High Heel Confidential.

Groove Break

Anderson Layman's Blog is having an Iron Butterfly moment. Crank it up.

FTC claims Butterfly Labs shipped USED mining rigs

A federal judge recently granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to shut down the operations of Butterfly Labs, Inc., a company that makes ASIC Bitcoin mining gear, over suspicions of fraud. It came after the FTC received around 300 complaints … Continue reading ?

Why the Waterproof Butterfly 2 and “ReCamera” Won’t Save HTC

HTC’s new waterproof phone and action camera are interesting, but won’t be the game-changing devices to save the struggling company.

The Switchboard: Did Butterfly Labs profit from its own customers’ merchandise?

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. Circle opens its global bitcoin service to the public in seven languages. "So what is Circle all about? On the surface," reports Gigaom, "it looks a lot like rival Coinbase, with an appealing interface and the promise of 'instant […]

Cuushe - Do You Feel Me

Sounds like: Sapphire Slows, N-qia, Smany Song: Cuushe - Do You Feel Me What's so good? There's no better time than right now to fall in love with Japanese artist Cuushe. Cuushe's album Butterfly Case was one of my favorite releases of 2013. Show More Summary

Butterfly Labs Case Updated: BFL Mined Bitcoin Using Customers' Rigs

A week ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shut down Butterfly Labs (BFL), one of the reasons for this being that “consumers who have purchased the machines or services cannot use them to generate Bitcoins because Defendants [Butterfly...Show More Summary

The year’s first monarch butterflies are entering Mexico earlier than usual

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Despite the dramatic decrease in the number of monarch butterflies in the world, experts in Mexico said last week that there is a tentative sign of hope for the creatures’ mass migration. The head of Mexico’s nature reserves, Luis Fueyo, said the first butterflies have been seen entering Mexico earlier than usual this year. Read full article >>

A tiger in the salvia

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

A butterfly as big as my hand fluttered along the streetside border, which is ablaze with the hot-pink flowers of autumn sage (Salvia greggii). The yellow-and-black stripes are the distinctive markings of the eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. Show More Summary

Meet Ello: The Hip New Social Network You Need To Know About

It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. And it has been said that when a social network makes a small change, it can cause a schism, sending users fleeing elsewhere. Show More Summary

Why Are Monarch Butterflies Dying In Record Numbers?

Monarch butterflies may be placed on the endangered species list in order to protect the dwindling numbers of the butterfly population. The butterflies need federal protection because the Monarchs have experienced a 90 percent population decline since the 1990s, according to the Center for Food Safety. Show More Summary

A Virtual Butterfly Hunt

We asked readers of to send us monarch butterfly photographs.

Vanessa Hudgens Makes A Juice Run After Afternoon Hike

Vanessa Hudgens rocks some cute butterfly leggings after an afternoon hike in Los Angeles on Thursday (September 25). The 25-year-old actress stopped by a local juice bar for a cool drink after her workout. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Vanessa Hudgens “I’m so excited to announce that we’re having a special pre-sale to [...]

Fukushima Radiation is Still Wreaking Havoc on Insects Around the Plant

Three years later and the world has slowly returned to normal after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster, but the frightening consequences just keep on going. Scientists have found that even today, butterfly larvae that feed on radiation-tainted

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