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Padilla is raising these honeybees for researchers like Maryann Frazier, who is studying the effects of pesticides on honeybees. But she says that as much as we rely on honeybees, we almost can’t even think of them as just a species anymore. They’ve become a system — a technology — that we literally pack in boxes, load onto semitrailers and ship all over the country to do work for us.

“The first crop to be pollinated in the spring is almonds,” Frazier says. “And about a third of the colonies in the United States are trucked out to California to pollinate one crop. And then they’ll come back to do apples and cherries and stone fruit, mostly in Pennsylvania and New York. Then they’ll go up to Maine and pollinate blueberries; then, Massachusetts and pollinate cranberries. And then they’ll come south and pollinate pumpkins and squash. It is a huge, huge business.”

But it’s a business that’s wearing honeybees out. A combination of diseases, stress, parasites, pesticides and colony collapse disorder — a mysterious phenomenon that scientists still don’t understand — has taken its toll on honeybees. And that could put our own species in a tight spot. Honeybees pollinate about a third of the crops in the U.S.: That’s about $15 billion of the food economy.

So is it time to panic? Not necessarily. Other researchers at Penn State are now investigating whether other bees — unsung bees — could start picking up some of the slack.

Don’t Worry, Honey, The Other Bees Have Your Back

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Liquid crystals – found in mood rings, snail slime, and mucus – interact with bacteria in unusual ways. Some bacteria use their corkscrew flagella to zip through the the channels in a liquid crystal and when they encounter particles in the channels speed up to move them out. The interaction of such liquid crystals as mucus and bacteria, could shed light on some diseases.

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Launched in 1998, Penn State World Campus is the online campus of the University of Pennsylvania highly respected.

It offers campus Penn State the world has a long list of programs on the Internet, with more than 120 online programs leading to a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as certificate programs.

Carnegie classification in higher education institutions recognize the campus of the University of Pennsylvania Maine research as a university with very high research activity.

US News & World Report ranked the University of Pennsylvania, University Park # 48 in national universities in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges. The magazine also ranked the university No. 52 in its list of the best universities in the world, No. 41 in the list of the best business schools have, and No. 33 in the list of the best schools of education. Penn State also tied for No. 14 in the list of top public school magazine.

Penn State World Campus score more than 10,000 students. After initial acceptance in the global campus, students must obtain admission to the appropriate college to choose her major at the University of Pennsylvania.

Students receive online instruction from teaching the same world-class faculty members on campus as students. Students online access to counselors academics, professional services, and tutoring online, and library services.

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World Campus offers courses at synchronously, so that students can complete the coursework on schedule. Students must complete readings, assignments, discussions, and examinations by the deadlines set. Some graduate degree Penn State World Campus programs and the need to stay from a few days to two weeks in length.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 (provided by the Center for universities world-class in Shanghai Jiao Tong University) ranked Penn State University, Park # 58 University University also received a rating No. 58 University rankings Times Higher Education 2014-2015.

Graduates campus of the University of Pennsylvania the world earn the same degree obtained by the traditional students Pennsylvania. Graduates can join the largest network of scholars in the United States.

Included Princeton Review Pennsylvania State University, University Park in the list of the best 379 colleges in 2015, while Forbes ranked Penn State No. 76 among research universities.

Smeal College of Pennsylvania of Business ranked No. 30 in the 2014 list of Undergraduate Business Bloomberg Business School programs.

The Association of American Universities member (which is an excellent research universities Society of North America), Pennsylvania State University has received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The offers include Penn State World Campus online degrees in areas such as technology, engineering, education, health care, business, and more.