News tagged with colonies

Can stress management help save honeybees?

Honeybee populations are clearly under stress—from the parasitic Varroa mite, insecticides, and a host of other factors—but it's been difficult to pinpoint any one of them as the root cause of devast ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Ecology
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The importance of (experimental) design

One of the hottest debates in evolutionary biology concerns the origin of behaviour: is it genetically encoded or do animals and birds copy their parents or other individuals? A classic experiment published in 2000 seemed ...

dateFeb 25, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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India's new brand of colonialism

The plight of Binayak Sen, the Indian public health expert recently bailed from prison on controversial sedition charges, is symptomatic of the problems facing India’s adivasis (indigenous or tribal peoples), ...

dateMay 25, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Underwater elephants

In the high-tech world of science, researchers sometimes need to get back to basics. UC Santa Barbara's Douglas McCauley did just that to study the impacts of the bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) on cor ...

dateJul 29, 2014 in Environment
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