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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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Roxanne Beltran Dives into Seal Research
Lisa Winter | Jan 17, 2022 | 3 min read
This University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist is dedicated to her marine mammal research, as well as to making the field more diverse and equitable.
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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.
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Male Snakes Cannibalizing Females Present Evolutionary Puzzle
Chloe Tenn | Nov 15, 2021 | 4 min read
The Scientist speaks with organismal biologist Xavier Glaudas about possible reasons for his recent finding that male Montpellier snakes cannibalize female conspecifics.
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: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 28, 2018 | 1 min read
Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.
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.  
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
Karen Zusi | Oct 22, 2015 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Buzzed Honeybees
Karen Zusi | Oct 20, 2015 | 1 min read
Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.
Behavior Brief
Molly Sharlach | Dec 18, 2014 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Catching Criminals
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013 | 4 min read
A tactic designed to nab repeat offenders also pinpoints the source of infectious diseases and invasive species.
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