Wasps Are Capable of Basic Logical Reasoning, Study Finds
Paper wasps are the first known insects to perform a key form of deductive logic called transitive inference.
Honeybees Can Add and Subtract, Study Finds
After discovering that honeybees understand the concept of zero, scientists tested the insect’s ability to spot gains and losses.
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New Field Tests Find These Pesticides Are Harming Bees
It’s long been suspected this was bad for bees.
Teeny Bee Probiotics Can Help Prevent Colony Collapse
Researchers found that probiotics helped protect against infection and heat stress.
Bees Can Count to Four, Display Emotions, and Teach Each Other New Skills
Recent studies provide insight into the cognitive power of one of the planet’s tiniest brains.
You'll Sleep When You're Dead
Giraffes Use Their Butts as Pillows, and Other Weird Animal Sleep Habits
Our picks for the five oddest sleep behaviors found on Earth.
Canadian Thieves Somehow Stole Half a Million Angry Honey Bees
Between climate change, toxic pesticides, and even cell phones, there is no shortage of threats to honey bee populations. But now, beekeepers also have to be on the lookout for thieves.
Don't Touch the Beehive Sculpture at MoMA
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is literally buzzing with Pierre Huyghe's 'Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt).'
Why It's So Hard to Figure Out What's Killing the Bees
Researchers have been testing a number of theories, but the answer seems to lie in a confluence of interacting factors.
Yep, America's Bees Are Still Dying
In a comprehensive study released yesterday, researchers from the University of Maryland found that in the past year US beekeepers lost 42 percent of their bees. This is the second highest annual loss ever.
Getting Drunk Like a Medieval Lord Could Help Save the Honeybee
A resurgence in the popularity of mead-drinking (thanks, Game of Thrones) has led to an increase in demand for honey, something that could help the plight of the UK honeybee.
Tiny Tracking Chips Will Help Us Understand Why Bees Are Dying
RFID chips are already used to track bees, but a new design boosts their signal to provide more data on bee behavior.