A honeybee is covered in commercial pollen. Credit: Candler Hobbs, Georgia Tech With honeybee colony health wavering and researchers trying to find technological ways of pollinating plants in the future, a new Georgia Tech study has looked at how the insects do their job and manage to stay clean. According to the study, a honeybee

These are Cabeater seals on an ice floe in the Antarctic Peninsula area. Credit: Steven L. Chown The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a study publishing on March 28 in the open access

Dr. Jordan Mallon stands in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s collections among replicas of skulls of dinosaurs previously studied for sexual dimorphism: Tyrannosaurus rex (large skull), Allosaurus fragilis (black skull), Protoceratops andrewsi and Stegoceras validum (in his hand). Credit: Dan Smythe © Canadian Museum of Nature A paleontologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature is

Researchers made this device with a bundt pan and marbles to capture dust. Credit: Chelsea Carey Dust from as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia is providing more nutrients than previously thought for plants, including giant sequoias, in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, a team of scientists, including several from the University of California,

The many genetic variations of the tiny bacteria called Prochlorococcus are distributed in a layered structure, with each variant adapted to the particular mix of sunlight and nutrients found in that layer of seawater. Credit: Rogier Braakman (reproduced with permission from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) William Blake may have seen a world

This is a fairy ring in Namibia. Credit: School of Science A study conducted by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis adds new insights into one of nature’s great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching

Dinosaur tracks in the Walmadany area are shown. Credit: Damian Kelly An unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been identified on a 25-kilometre stretch of the Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed “Australia’s Jurassic Park.” A team of palaeontologists from The University of Queensland’s School of Biological Sciences and James Cook University’s School of Earth

Ravens have impressive cognitive skills when interacting with conspecifics. Credit: Matthias Loretto, University of Vienna Several recent studies have revealed that ravens are among the most intelligent species of birds and even species in general. But which factors caused the evolution of intelligence? According to a common hypothesis life in social groups can drive brain

Chinese countryside (stock image). The new specimen from the rich Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota comes only from the 130.7 Ma Huajiying Formation deposits in Hebei, which preserves the second oldest known fossil birds. Birds from this layer are very rare. Credit: © tonyv3112 / Fotolia In a new paper published in National Science Review, a

Handling cheetahs an farmland in Namibia. Credit: Bettina Wachter/Leibniz-IZW Cheetahs are categorized as vulnerable species, partly because they have been considered to be prone to diseases due to their supposed weak immune system. However, they are hardly ever sick in the wild. A research team from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

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