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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the March 25, 2006, issue of Science News

    Bee movie?

    In the article about using harmonic reflected signals to track bees ("The Trouble with Chasing a Bee," SN: 1/14/06, p. 23), I thought it was interesting to note that the original technology was created by the Russians as a spy device. The technology is still being used for a form of spying.

    Dwight ElveySanta Cruz, Calif.

    Birdy gurdy

    I was surprised to read...

    03/21/2006 - 14:55 Humans & Society
  • Feature

    Just Duet

    As the morning mists rose on the slopes of Ecuador's Pasochoa volcano, the burbling of plain-tailed wrens came through the bamboo thickets. Two researchers started their standard procedure of catching wrens, banding them, and letting them go. Soon, however, they were startled when a small cluster of wrens settled into a bush and began singing together. It turned out to be "one of the most...

    01/24/2006 - 13:49 Animals