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A metal-free blue chromophore derived from plant pigments  Science Magazine · 1 day
Blue natural pigments are rare, especially among plants. However, flowering species that evolved to attract Hymenoptera pollinators are colored by blue anthocyanin-metal complexes. Plants lacking anthocyanins are pigmented by betalains but are... more
Method analyzes pollen fast, cheaply and automatically  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pollen: essential for the pollination of many plants, but the bane of allergy sufferers. Pollen warning services provide information about daily exposure and allergy risk and are an important source of information for affected... more
How animals understand numbers influences their chance of survival  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
While they can't pick out precise numbers, animals can comprehend that more is, well, more. From birds to bees and wolves to frogs, animals use numbers to hunt, find a... more
Runny honey, furry spinach and shiny apples: Surprising facts about your food  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Spending a lot more time in your house doesn't have to make you any less curious about the world around you. Just look inside... more
Snake Venom Evolved for Prey Acquisition, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Snake venom did not evolve as self-defense, according to a paper published in the journal Toxins. To provide... more
What motivates sales of pollinator-friendly plants?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An analysis out of the University of Georgia details the relationship between consumer awareness and the attentiveness and care given to pollinator-friendly plant purchases. more
How ‘undertaker’ bees recognize dead comrades  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
It’s not that fallen bees smell dead—they just don’t smell alive anymore more
How does an intersex bee behave?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the neotropical forest of Barro Colorado Island in Panama, an unusual bee hatched: half male and half female. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute students and scientists working on nocturnal, socially flexible Megalopta bees at BCI... more
Bee lawns generate national buzz  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bees are excellent dancers. When a forager bee alights upon an Eden of pollen and nectar, it goes home to tell its hive mates. The greater the intensity of the dance, the richer the source of food being... more
99-Million-Year-Old Amber Preserves Skull of Hummingbird-Sized Dinosaur  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Paleontologists have found an exceptionally well-preserved and diminutive skull of a previously unknown bird-like dinosaur species in a piece of Cretaceous-period amber... more
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