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Surprise: Bees Need Meat

Microbes in flowers are crucial to bee diets, and microbiome changes could be starving the insects

8 hours ago — Paige Embry

Stare Down Gulls to Avoid Lunch Loss

Researchers slowed the approach of greedy gulls by an average of 21 seconds by staring at the birds versus looking elsewhere. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 8, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Male Black Widows Poach Rivals' Approaches

Mating is risky business for black widow males—so they hitchhike on the silk threads left by competitors to more quickly find a mate. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 1, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

For Ants, the Sky's the Compass

Computer modeling revealed that insects with a celestial compass can likely determine direction down to just a couple degrees of error. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

July 23, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the  Ophiocordyceps  fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

July 18, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Her Nobel Research Outshines Her Star Turn

Nobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold talks to Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about her work, which takes advantage of the evolution algorithm to make entirely new enzymes that can perform useful chemistry...

July 1, 2019

Bone Up on What's Inside You

Author and self-described fossil fanatic Brian Switek talks about his new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone.

June 25, 2019 — Brian Switek and Steve Mirsky

Science News Briefs from around the World

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Canada to Kenya, including one about how humans thousands of years ago in what is now Argentina butchered and presumably ate giant ground sloths...

June 23, 2019 — Jim Daley
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