Secret Site Map
Friday, October 31, 2014

Home News TV's 'Big Bang Theory' Abuzz Over New Bee

TV's 'Big Bang Theory' Abuzz Over New Bee

Stinging Insects

Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio named a species of Brazilian orchid bee Euglossa bazinga in honor of nerdy TV character Sheldon Cooper.

| January 3, 2013

Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio named a species of Brazilian orchid bee Euglossa bazinga in honor of nerdy TV character Sheldon Cooper, MSNBC reports.

On the TV show, Cooper uses the word bazinga to signal that he's just pulled a trick on somebody else — essentially, a "gotcha" moment.

Nemesio said the bee has tricked scientists for some time with its similarity to other species.

Nemesio published his paper last month in Zootaxa, a journal for worldwide zoological taxonomists.

Click here to read more.

Source: MSNBC

Top news

Three Industry Leaders Recognized at Univar International Reception

Univar Director Latin America Benjamin Gomez recognized three industry leaders at PestWorld’s International Reception, including Norm Cooper, recognized with the Global Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award.

UPFDA Recognizes Contributions of Tommy Reeves at Board Meeting

Reeves recently completed a two-year term as UPFDA president where he was instrumental in establishing the future direction of the association.

Cope Named Director of Technical and Regulatory Services at Terminix

Dr. Stan Cope (retired Navy), who has been with Terminix since 2012, has been promoted.

P+L Systems Announces Acquisition

Group De Ceuster of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium announced the sale of its Environmental Care division to P+L Systems (Holding) UK of Knaresborough, UK, for an undisclosed sum.

Backed By Bayer Web Portal Relaunched

New Backed By Bayer is a a comprehensive customer-centric platform with new and expanded resources for pest management professionals.

x