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Bumblebees make false memories too

It's well known that our human memory can fail us. People can be forgetful, and they can sometimes also "remember" things incorrectly, with devastating consequences in the classroom, courtroom, and other ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Fish more inclined to crash than bees

Swimming fish do not appear to use their collision warning system in the same way as flying insects, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden that has compared how zebra fish and bumblebees avoid collisions. ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Safe(bee) in numbers

Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations, according to new research from Queen Mary ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Peaceful bumblebee becomes invasive

Bumblebees look cute. They have a thick fur, fly somewhat clumsily and are less aggressive than honeybees or wasps. They are very much appreciated by farmers as keen pollen collectors. Particularly in the ...

dateDec 09, 2013 in Ecology
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Rare western bumblebee creates a buzz

When University of Colorado Boulder junior Cole Steinmetz first begins a bumblebee hunt, he walks slowly, listening for the bee's persistent, rumbling buzz, which Steinmetz has learned is usually lower and ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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