Bees
From biomedicine to buzz pollination: why we need a plan 'bee'  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
With Extinction Rebellion's mass bee-themed 'die ins' hitting the international news, we're reminded again that our bees are facing many threats—from climate change and loss of... more
A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production  Science Magazine · 5 days
Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield–related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely... more
Study: Biodiversity improves crop production  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Ecologists and biologists compared data of about 1,500 agricultural fields around the world, including corn fields in the American plains, oilseed rape fields in southern Sweden, coffee plantations in India, mango plantations in South Africa and cereal crops... more
Lost in combat? Artifacts from the Bronze Age  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31... more
Bees can learn higher numbers than we thought – if we train them the right way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bees are pretty good at maths—as far as insects go, at least. We already know, for... more
Saving heather will help to save our wild bees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study published today in the journal Current Biology from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered that a natural nectar chemical in... more
New tool visualizes nature's benefits worldwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The researchers set out to understand where nature contributes the most to people and how many people may be affected by future changes. By 2050, up to 5 billion people could be at higher risk of... more
Global modeling of natures contributions to people  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The magnitude and pace of global change demand rapid assessment of nature and its contributions to people. We present a fine-scale global modeling of current status and future scenarios for several contributions: water quality... more
New tool visualizes nature's benefits worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. Wild bees buzz through farms, pollinating vegetables as they go. Nearby, wetlands might remove chemicals from the farm's runoff, protecting a community drinking water... more
Climate change pushes Italy beekeepers to the brink  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Unusual weather driven by climate change is wreaking havoc on bee populations, including in northern Italy where the pollinating insects crucial to food production are struggling to survive. more
Research supports role of efficacy-first natural regimens to restore and improve skin health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Burt's Bees, a pioneer in natural skin care, today announced research supporting the role of efficacy-first natural regimens to defend, restore and... more
Bumble bee workers sleep less while caring for young  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
All animals, including insects, need their sleep. Or do they? That's the question researchers are exploring in sleep studies of a surprising group of subjects: brood-tending bumble bee workers. Their... more
Bumble bee workers sleep less while caring for young  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
All animals, including insects, need their sleep. Or do they? That's the question researchers reporting October 3 in the journal Current Biology are exploring in sleep studies of a surprising... more
Genomes of parasitic mites harming the world's bees sequenced  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers sequenced the genomes of the two Varroa mite species that parasitize the honey bee. They found that each species of mite used its own distinct strategy to survive in... more
New England power line corridors harbor rare bees and other wild things  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
To many people, power line corridors are eyesores that alter wild lands and landscapes, even if they are necessary sites for transmission lines that... more
Confronting colony collapse  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Honey bee colony collapse has devastating consequences for the environment, the global economy, and food security worldwide. The culprits behind some of the destruction—parasitic Varroa mites—are just a couple of millimeters in size, and they infiltrate colonies and infect bees... more
Value of Ireland's insect pollinators greatly underestimated  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A newly published report claims that both the market and non-market values of pollinators in Ireland are currently greatly underestimated. more
Bee biodiversity barometer on Fiji  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The biodiversity buzz is alive and well in Fiji, but climate change, noxious weeds and multiple human activities are making possible extinction a counter buzzword. Just as Australian researchers are finding colourful new bee species, some of them... more
Bee biodiversity barometer on Fiji  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The biodiversity buzz is alive and well in Fiji, but climate change, noxious weeds and multiple human activities are making possible extinction a counter buzzword. more
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