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Biology

Combats in the World of Insects

January 10, 2022

Some insects have remarkable behaviors that have evolved through mutations. While red fire ants don’t get into combats, desert honeypot ants and stalk-eyed flies have turned confrontations into ritualized combats. […]

Silhouette of two ants while pheromone communicating
Biology

Pheromone Communication in Insects

January 9, 2022

In the insect world, chemicals called pheromones are used to communicate with one another. Unlike hormones, pheromones are produced by one individual and have an effect on another individual. […]

Queen bee surrounded by her workers
Biology

How Honeybees Choose Their Nests

January 9, 2022

Honeybees need to find new homes when their colony grows. They look for particular features, and to finalize a new home, they go through a complex process of communication. […]

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Biology

The Dance of Honeybees: Why and How?

January 8, 2022

Karl von Frisch was the scientist who discovered the amazing and complex way honeybees tell others about food sources. Through specific dance movements, both the distance and the direction are conveyed. […]

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Biology

Why Beekeeping Is an Efficient Industry

January 8, 2022

It appears that beekeeping is somewhat of an ancient practice that goes all the way back to ancient Egypt. Surprisingly, they too used smoke to trick bees into making honey. […]

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Biology

The Miracle of the Desert Locust’s Flight

January 8, 2022

Researchers have found that the impressive flying abilities of the desert locust are accomplished not only by the size and shape of its wings but also by the ways the wings bend and flex. […]

A diagram showing a biological classification
Biology

Taxonomy: How to Name and Classify Living Things

December 30, 2021

Naming living organisms is very important, as it helps scientists communicate clearly with each other. The Linnaean system is the way that scientists arrange and describe and catalog living things. […]

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