Biologists Find Twenty Seven New Bee Viruses

A team of scientists has identified 27 new viruses that infect European honeybees (Apis mellifera) and other bee species. Galbraith et al identified 27 novel...

Researchers Create Most Detailed 3D Model of Zika Virus to Date

A research team led by Purdue University structural biologist Michael Rossmann was the first to discover the structure of Zika virus — emerging mosquito-borne...

New Species of Parasitic Wasp Has Alien-Like Lifecycle

A bizarre new species of wasp, named Dolichogenidea xenomorph, has been discovered in Australia. Dolichogenidea xenomorph. Image credit: Erinn Fagan-Jeffries. Dolichogenidea xenomorph measures less than 5...

Study: Nocturnally Migrating Insects Use Earth’s Magnetic Field to Navigate

Like many migrating birds, numerous species of nocturnal moths undertake long-distance migrations at night. Each spring, billions of Bogong moths (Agrotis infusa) escape hot...

Bees Prefer Specific Wavelength Range of Blue Fluorescent Light

A team of scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, has learned that blue fluorescent light in the 430-...

Swamp Sparrows Have Time-Honored Song Traditions, Study Shows

By faithfully copying the most popular songs, swamp sparrows (Melospiza georgiana) create time-honored song traditions that can be just as long-lasting as human traditions,...

Research Reveals Secrets of Short-Faced Niata Cow

New research published in the journal Scientific Reports shows the Niata cow, a now-extinct animal with a short face like a bulldog that fascinated...

Scientists Discover Five New Species of South American Snail-Eating Snakes

An international team of researchers has discovered five new species of snail-eaters (tribe Dipsadini) living in the forests of Ecuador and Peru. The five newfound...

Scientists Discover New Type of Photosynthesis

The vast majority of life on our planet uses red light (680 to 700 nm) in the process of photosynthesis, but the new type...

Study: Honeybees Understand Concept of Zero

The honeybee (Apis mellifera) has joined the ranks of dolphins, parrots, and primates, in demonstrating the ability to understand the concept of zero numerosity....

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