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New research debunks honey bee pesticide study
PHYS.ORG A study by a global agrochemical company that concluded there was only a low risk to honey bees from a widely used agricultural pesticide has been described as "misleading" in new research published by... 10 hours
'Droneboarding' takes off in Latvia
PHYS.ORG Skirted on all sides by snow-clad pine forests, Latvia's remote Lake Ninieris would be the perfect picture of winter tranquility—were it not for the huge drone buzzing like a swarm of angry bees as it zooms above the... 2 days
[Book Review] Beyond Schrödinger's cat
Science Magazine According to traditional flight physics, bees should not be able to fly. But fly they do, with mastery of non– steady state aerodynamics and little concern about our limited understanding of their capabilities. Building on recent insights in... 4 days
Pitching in: Biologists study development of division of labor among bees
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists tested a variation of the reproductive ground plan hypothesis in solitary, ground-nesting bees of south central Washington State. Their findings could shed light on development... 5 days
Bees pose biggest public health threat in Australia, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL An Australian-first national analysis of 13 years' data on bites and stings from venomous creatures reveals Australia's towns and cities are a hot-spot for encounters. 5 days
Sweat bees on hot chillies: Native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield
SCIENCE DAILY Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees: Even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan traditionally slash-and-burn... 6 days
Pitching in: Biologists study development of division of labor among bees
PHYS.ORG Social bees are celebrated for their cooperative industry, but how did their innovative division of labor evolve? A starting point for examining this question may be... 6 days
Humble bee among Australia's most lethal
SCIENCE DAILY An Australian-first national analysis of 13 years' data on bites and stings from venomous creatures reveals Australia's towns and cities are a hot-spot for encounters. 6 days
Sweat bees on hot chillies: Native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield
PHYS.ORG Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees. On the contrary, even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of... 6 days
smap satellite provides new insights for weather agriculture and climate SMAP Satellite Provides New Insights for Weather, Agriculture and Climate
ASTRO WATCH The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of... 1 week
Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses
SCIENCE DAILY A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops -- such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits -- to boost the performance of... 1 week
Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses
PHYS.ORG A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops—such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits—to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee... 1 week
Facts About Bumblebees
LIVE SCIENCE Bumblebees are very important pollinators. Without them, food wouldn't grow. 1 week
Europe urged to expand pesticide ban for bees' sake
PHYS.ORG Europe should expand a ban on bee-harming pesticides, environmental lobby group Greenpeace said Thursday, as it released a report warning of widespread risks to agriculture and the environment. 2 weeks
Bee placed on endangered list after US habitat loss
PHYS.ORG US officials for the first time have placed a bee found in the continental United States on the endangered species list. 2 weeks
U.S. lists first bumble bee species as endangered
REUTERS (Reuters) - The rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was... 2 weeks
APNewsBreak: Rusty patched bumblebee declared endangered
PHYS.ORG The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday. 2 weeks
Rusty patched bumblebee declared endangered
PHYS.ORG The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday. 2 weeks
Neonicotinoid pesticide affects foraging and social interaction in bumblebees
PHYS.ORG In a plastic, lasercut box blacked out with paint and lit with red light, worker bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) go about their daily activities: interacting with fellow adults, extracting food from... 2 weeks
Neonicotinoid pesticide affects foraging and social interaction in bumblebees
SCIENCE DAILY Changes in social behavior have been observed in bees with sublethal exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid, report scientists. 2 weeks
Bat-friendly tequila, research play role in species recovery
PHYS.ORG Wildlife officials say it might be time for a toast now that a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila is making a comeback. 2 weeks
Scientists discover bees prefer warm violets in cool forests
PHYS.ORG Research by scientists at Saint Louis University's Bernhardt/Meier Laboratory engaged in a study of Missouri bees and wildflowers has been published in the online Journal of Pollination Ecology. 3 weeks
[Evolutionary Biology] Sweet, but not too sweet
Science Magazine Nectar-feeding pollinators, when given a choice, tend to prefer nectar with high concentrations of sugar. Nectar-producing plants, however, tend to produce more dilute nectar. This – [Read More] 3 weeks
Bees prefer warm violets in cool forests, scientists discover
SCIENCE DAILY In new study of Missouri bees and wildflowers has revealed the reproductive patterns in wildflowers in six countries for over 40 years, and thrives on new discoveries such as how... 3 weeks
'Ant-like' bees among newly discovered desert species
SCIENCE DAILY Entomologists report nine newly identified species of the desert bee genus Perdita, including two species with 'ant-like' males completely different in appearance from their mates. 4 weeks
'Ant-like' bees among new desert species identified by USU entomologist
PHYS.ORG Though declines in bee populations have heightened awareness of the importance of pollinating insects to the world's food supply, numerous bee species remain undescribed or poorly understood. 1 month
Swat team: scientists track humongous number of flying bugs
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Counting the number of bugs whizzing high overhead annually may seem all but impossible, but researchers in Britain have completed the most comprehensive tally ever conducted. And... 1 month
133 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2016
SCIENCE DAILY In 2016, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added new plant and animal species to our family tree. The new species include one... 1 month
133 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2016
PHYS.ORG In 2016, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 133 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of... 1 month
New data storage material retains its special magnetic properties even at room temperature
PHYS.ORG A new material could become the basis for future data storage devices, since it may enable significant reductions in energy demands in... 1 month
Devastating mites jump nimbly from flowers to honeybees
PHYS.ORG Mites that infest honeybees may be blind with tiny brains, but make no mistake: When a bee sidles up next to them, they are surprisingly quick-footed. 1 month
Neonics are damaging bumblebees' vibes, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Bumblebees' ability to produce the buzzing – or vibration – that enables them to pollinate key commercial food crops may be harmed by the controversial pesticides neonicotinoids, according to new research. 1 month
Pesticide poisoning stops bees from finding flowers, new research shows
PHYS.ORG New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has shown how poisoning by pesticides can affect bees' spatial memories leading them to forget where they have been,... 1 month
Conservation effort spreads seeds of destruction across the Midwest
SCIENCE DAILY Weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds -- including... 2 months
Conservation effort spreads seeds of destruction across the Midwest
PHYS.ORG Weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds - including... 2 months
Honey bee teenagers speed up the aging process of their elders
SCIENCE DAILY In honey bee colonies, a single queen is laying eggs from which thousands of worker bees are born. At a young age, workers care for the... 2 months
Honey profiling for impurities and falsifications
NEWS MEDICAL Without testing commercially available honey, it is impossible to guarantee that is safe, natural and authentic. This is because bees are free agents, they cannot be restricted to a specific region, or to a type of... 2 months
Honey bee teenagers speed up the ageing process of their elders
PHYS.ORG In honey bee colonies, a single queen is laying eggs from which thousands of worker bees are born. At a young age, workers care for the... 2 months
Flowers use physics to attract pollinators
PHYS.ORG A new review indicates that flowers may be able to manipulate the laws of physics, by playing with light, using mechanical tricks, and harnessing electrostatic forces to attract pollinators. 2 months
Flower forms in the primrose: Biologists unlock 51.7-million-year-old genetic secret to landmark Darwin theory
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the common primrose flower (Primula vulgaris), first noted... 2 months
Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis
SCIENCE DAILY Female orchid mantis adults mimic the appearance of flowers due to their ancestors’ association with flowers to capitalize on an easy source of food, pollinating insects,... 2 months
The Mysterious Sex Lives of Hawaii's Endangered Yellow-Faced Bees
LIVE SCIENCE Everything scientists know about these bees' mating behaviors is based on anecdotal observations. 2 months
Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Australia, and Germany discovered that the orchid mantis looks like a flower due to the... 2 months
1.4 bn jobs 'depend on pollinators'
PHYS.ORG About 1.4 billion jobs and three-quarters of all crops depend on pollinators, researchers said Monday warning of a dire threat to human welfare if the falls in bee and butterfly numbers are not halted. 2 months
Could honey bee brood be the future of food?
SCIENCE DAILY Honey bee brood – the larvae and pupae of drones – has great potential as a food source. It is already eaten as a delicacy in many countries, including Mexico,... 2 months
Could honey bee brood be the future of food?
PHYS.ORG Honey bee brood – the larvae and pupae of drones – has great potential as a food source. It is already eaten as a delicacy in many countries, including Mexico,... 2 months
How the world can save bees and pollinating insects
PHYS.ORG An international research team has released a top-10 list of ways countries can protect pollinating insects such as bees, which are vital for food production, following worrying declines in pollinating... 2 months
Scientists propose ten policies to protect vital pollinators
SCIENCE DAILY Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to scientists. 2 months
Scientists propose 10 policies to protect vital pollinators
PHYS.ORG Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to scientists. 2 months
Fly larvae clean bee-eater's nest
SCIENCE DAILY Bird nests are home not only to the bird parents and their offspring but also to other inhabitants, such as insect larvae, which take advantage of the favorable climatic conditions and abundant supply of food in the nests.... 2 months
New ancient otter species among largest ever found
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Scientists collaborate to reduce number of animals needed for breast cancer research
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A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy
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Researchers quantify in high speed a viper's strike in nature for the first time
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Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?
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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand
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For viral predators of bacteria, sensitivity can be contagious
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