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Scientists discover bees stop buzzing during solar eclipses     – CNET
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They just stopped flying in the darkness.

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How to Make Baby Bees and Other Weird Stuff Great to Eat
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Brian Finke visited 10 laboratories, cooking schools and restaurants where the taste bud is king. The post How to Make Baby Bees and Other Weird Stuff Great to Eat appeared first on WIRED.

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One  Scientist’s Crazy Bet to Save the Bees: Join Monsanto
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Jerry Hayes is on a quest to save the bees. So when Monsanto began investigating a way to help, he joined them—and kicked up a swarm of controversy. The post One Scientist’s Crazy Bet to Save the Bees: Join Monsanto appeared first on WIRED.

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Here's a New Reason Bees Dying Globally At An Alarming Rate
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At the beginning of Bee Movie, Jerry Seinfeld explains in a voiceover, “According to all known laws of aviation,” bees should not be able to fly. But the bee flies anyway “because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.” Read more…

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Humans and bees share the same sociability genes
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Bee pheremone is similar to genes found in mammals The genetic pathway toward social behavior for honey bees and mammals is more similar than previously thought, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology titled “Conservation in Mammals of Genes Associated with Aggression-Related Behavioral Phenotypes in Honey Bees.”…

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Prospect of fertilisation really blows bees’ hair back
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Yes, literally There’s one thing that literally makes bees’ hairs stand up and quiver, say boffins: small electric fields emitted by flowers looking to get it on.…

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Get ready for a grim future where BEES have SHORTER TONGUES
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Thing happens, scientists blame global warming Humanity may have to live in a terrifying future where bumblebees have shorter tongues unless the menace of global warming can be abated, a new scientific study suggests.…

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Researchers outfit honey bees with RFID 'backpacks' in …
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Honey bees are critical to pollinating a third of the world's food supply, but their population is on the decline due to unknown factors that are threatening their health. A research … “The tiny technology allows researchers to analyze the effects of stress factors including disease, pesticides, air pollution, water contamination, diet and extreme weather […]

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Researchers Find That Queen Bees Vaccinate Their Offspring
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The Washington Post reports that a team of researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized behavior in bees which gives the insects an extra layer of protection against certain diseases. Though the analogy to human-style vaccination is not perfect, it’s close enough to make sense. Queen bees, the group found, break down some disease-causing pathogens found […]

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