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For Lichens, 3's Not a Crowd

Biologists have identified a third species—a yeast—in some lichens, shaking up what's always been known as a two-party system. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 21, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Live Fast, Die Young

Research into aging requires patience, but a small cadre of scientists is angling to speed up answers by developing the flamboyant, short-lived turquoise killifish as a new mode

July 21, 2016 — Amber Dance and Nature magazine

Vaccinate Prairie Dogs to Save Ferrets

As was widely reported on social media, the U.S. is indeed going to use aerial drones to spread vaccine-laced pellets among prairie dogs to save endangered ferrets, although, contrary to some reports, no M&Ms will be involved.  

July 19, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Bumblebees Collide Midair Like Bumper Cars

Slow-motion footage of bees reveals their high-speed collisions and in-flight recovery systems.“Lens of Time: Bumper Bees” was first published on bioGraphic © 2016, California Academy of Sciences.

July 18, 2016 — bioGraphic

Bees Rank Pollen by Taste

The discerning insects returned to flowers with sweetened pollen, but avoided revisiting flowers with bitter pollen. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 13, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Wildlife Can Bear with Hunters and Hikers

A new study suggests the best predictor of wildlife abundance in public lands is not human activity, but factors like forest connectivity and nearby housing density. Jason G. Goldman reports.

July 8, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman