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Biology

How Honeybees Choose Their Nests

January 23, 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

Combats in the World of Insects

January 23, 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. […]

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Biology

The Miracle of the Desert Locust’s Flight

January 23, 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. […]

Young African American woman getting vaccinated by a nurse
Biology

How the Influenza Vaccine Works

September 26, 2021

Every year, hundreds fall victim to the influenza virus, leading to hospitalizations and even death. There are antiviral drugs, and scientists and the WHO have made advances in the vaccination programs, the . […]

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