As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging

A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.

A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.

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New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
Shawna Williams | Aug 15, 2018
Sulfoxaflor, an alternative insect-killer to older chemicals that decimate pollinators, turns out to kneecap colonies.
Bumblebees Fare Better in the City Than in the Countryside
Bumblebees Fare Better in the City Than in the Countryside
Catherine Offord | Jun 27, 2018
Urban colonies had more offspring, survived longer, and hosted fewer parasites.
Bees Appear Able to Comprehend the Concept of Zero
Bees Appear Able to Comprehend the Concept of Zero
Ashley Yeager | Jun 7, 2018
The insects correctly ordered an absence of black dots as “less than” a group of black dots.
EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids
EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids
Diana Kwon | Apr 27, 2018
The pesticides, which studies show are harmful to bees, will be prohibited in open fields by the end of 2018.
Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined
Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined
Catherine Offord | Mar 22, 2018
Researchers pinpoint a protein that can metabolize at least one of the insecticides, highlighting a route to identifying compounds that are friendlier to the critical pollinators.
Bees Under Attack
Bees Under Attack
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica) respond to an attack by a Vespa mandarinia wasp.
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 21, 2017
Scientists identify floral temperature patterns as a sensory cue that may help bees identify flower species. 
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
The Scientist Staff | Dec 18, 2017
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years. 
Image of the Day: Leggy Bees 
Image of the Day: Leggy Bees 
The Scientist Staff | Sep 15, 2017
Female South African bees evolved lengthy limbs to better amass oil from the snapdragon flowers they pollinate.