The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds

Honeybees are increasingly under threat, even recently making it onto the endangered species list in the US for the first time. To help save these vital creatures from extinction, researchers from York University have found a group of genes that appears to be related to how hygienic a particular colony of bees is, and selective breeding for these genes could help fight colony collapse... Continue Reading Breeding bees with "clean genes" could help prevent colony collapse Category: Biology Tags: Bees Environment Genetics Genome Insect York University

The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds

Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test's use and meaning.

Thu 21 Feb 19 from The Scientist

Breeding bees with "clean genes" could help prevent colony collapse

Honeybees are increasingly under threat, even recently making it onto the endangered species list in the US for the first time. To help save these vital creatures from extinction, researchers ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from Gizmag

Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains

Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from The Scientist

Ant-inspired roving robot eschews GPS

Ordinarily, when we hear about robots or other devices that are able to independently navigate outdoors, it's a given that they use GPS. French scientists have developed an alternative, ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Gizmag

NASA's New Nuclear Reactor Could Change Space Exploration

The Kilopower reactor is tiny, and it could power the spacecraft of the future.

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Discover Magazine

World seeing 'catastrophic collapse' of insects: study

Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences for crop pollination and natural food ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'

Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.

Mon 11 Feb 19 from BBC News

Bee-lieve it or not. Nothing fishy here

Sun 17 Feb 19 from CandEN

Scientists Warn That Some Insects Could Be Extinct Within 100 Years

Some insect populations could be extinct within a century, according to research published by a group of international scientists. Their findings, which were published this week in the Biological ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Geek.com

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