Have you heard the story about the honey bee genome that’s taking world by storm? I certainly did. On Friday afternoon I pushed through the latest issue of Insect Molecular Biology in a record time of 2 hours and 26 minutes because the editors were doing a press release.

You can read all the articles for free (OnlineOpen don’t you know) here: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/imb/15/5 and tell yourself they passed across my computer screen first!

Nature though, have also got in on the act: http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/honeybee/index.html

…as have the BBC News website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6084974.stm

And not only that, but it was mentioned, in some depth, on Friday’s News Quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/comedy/newsquiz.shtml. If you are too late to hear it on Listen Again, here’s the excerpt from the show.