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Some Honey Bee Swarms Generate Electrical Charges Stronger Than Storms
Small charges carried by individual insects can add up, a study finds, with larger swarms generating substantial electrical fields.
Some Honey Bee Swarms Generate Electrical Charges Stronger Than Storms
Some Honey Bee Swarms Generate Electrical Charges Stronger Than Storms

Small charges carried by individual insects can add up, a study finds, with larger swarms generating substantial electrical fields.

Small charges carried by individual insects can add up, a study finds, with larger swarms generating substantial electrical fields.

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Photograph of a hummingbird
Even the Tiniest of Birds Use Smell in Some Situations
Jef Akst | Jan 4, 2022 | 4 min read
Once considered anosmic, birds are now widely recognized as using olfactory cues to aid in a wide range of behaviors.
Three researchers with headlamps on stand around a loggerhead turtle on the beach while a man covers the turtle's face with a gloved hand
Tiny Hitchhikers Reveal Turtles’ Movements and Foraging Ecology
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2021 | 7 min read
Microscopic creatures called epibionts that live on sea turtles’ shells can help researchers understand their secretive lives.
Image of the Day: Reprogrammed Ants
Emily Makowski | Nov 13, 2019 | 2 min read
Watch soldier ants behave more like foragers after scientists change their gene expression.
Image of the Day: Older and Wiser
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 8, 2018 | 1 min read
As the years go by, seabirds such as gannets get better at foraging.  
What Made Human Brains So Big?
Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018 | 2 min read
Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Dec 11, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Feb 11, 2016 | 5 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Financial Foraging
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 4, 2013 | 3 min read
Using evolutionary animal behavior theories, researchers find daytime stock traders’ strategies are maladapted.
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