Posted in Living

Why Can’t People Remember Being a Baby?

By Joseph Castro – Live Science Contributor June 05, 2014 Despite some anecdotal claims to the contrary, research suggests that people aren’t able to remember their births. The inability…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself – so why aren’t more companies doing it?

Drew Shindell, Duke University Methane, the main ingredient in natural gas, is a larger climate problem than the world anticipates, and cutting its emissions will…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Pollen-starved bumblebees bite ‘half-moons’ into plants to make them bloom

By Nicoletta Lanese – Staff Writer May 21, 2020 Scientists don’t yet know when or how the behavior evolved. When their pollen supply runs short, bumblebees bore tiny half-moon-shaped…

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Posted in Beekeeping

How Gravity Messes with Honeybees’ Waggle Dance

By Jennifer Welsh April 17, 2012 Honeybees are known to communicate in a dance language called the waggle dance to point out the location of resources that…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Fly Parasite Turns Honeybees Into Zombies

By Joseph Castro January 03, 2012 If deadly viruses and fungi weren’t enough, honeybees in North America now must also deal with a fly parasite that causes…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Antenna Antics: Honeybees Are ‘Righties’

By Douglas Main June 27, 2013 Researchers found that honeybees with just their left antenna behaved more aggressively to their own hive mates, suggesting the bees are…

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Posted in Medical Science

Fruit flies and mosquitos are ‘brainier’ than most people suspect, say scientists

by  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 5/14/2021 In research made possible when COVID-19 sidelined other research projects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine meticulously counted brain…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Head Butts & Waggle Dances: How Honeybees Make Decisions

By Joseph Castro December 09, 2011 Honeybees choose new nest sites by essentially head-butting each other into a consensus, shows a new study. When scout bees find…

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Bees Can Solve Math Problems That Would Stump the Average Toddler

By Yasemin Saplakoglu February 06, 2019 Bees don’t just buzz around and make honey; they also do math problems in their free time that would stump the…

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Posted in Environment Farming

Mixed farming could increase food productivity and reduce emissions

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer 6/3/2021 In a new study published by PLOS, geophysicist Dr. Gidon Eshel has demonstrated that mixed farming methods could reduce greenhouse…

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