Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) -
We all want to age gracefully, right? Well some ASU researchers said we may be able to learn a thing or two from bees.
It turns out bees aren't just good for making honey. The folks over at ASU gave them new tasks to learn and it essentially kept them young - and could have implications for you and I.
ASU researcher Nicholas Baker and his team noticed older bees who forage for nectar and pollen weren't as sharp as their younger, nursing counterparts.
"Once they begin foraging we start seeing this rapid decline," Baker said.
So they took the nursing bees away from the cone, leaving the larvae alone. When the foragers came back, they were stung with surprise.
"What's going on here?" Baker asked, jokingly simulating the bees' reaction. "How come no one's taking care of the kids? How come no one's taking care of the hive?"
After the foragers took on the new task of nursing, researchers tested them by taking a page out of Pavlov's book. Here, they used sugar water as the reward and added a strange odor to the experiment, to see if the bees could associate the two.
"Maybe after one or two trials, they get that connection," he said.
Baker said the older bees who continued to forage never learned to associate the sugar water with the odor. And inside their tiny brains, they found the bees who had to learn to nurse produced more proteins that kept them young - the same proteins found in every species. This could mean that down the road this study could have implications for people, for staving off diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's.
"Something as simple as using a different hand to brush your teeth," Baker said. "I don't know if you've tried that before but it feels awkward but even doing something like that, you're making new connections."
Again those larger implications are very far off - first Baker said researchers will likely test similar methods on rats.
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