Weird Science: Drug laced flowers keep bees coming back for more

Starbucks isn’t the only establishment that uses caffeine and sugar to keep its customers returning. According to studies conducted by Geraldine Wright at Newcastle University, UK, plants spike their nectar with specific sugary flavors and caffeine to keep bees loyal to their flower. The more bees frequent the flower, the more pollen is spread from the flower, meaning the flower’s “offspring” are spreading everywhere. Feels like a lot like all the Starbucks chain coffee houses pooping up everywhere, doesn’t it?

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INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.