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Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Asian giant hornets were found for the first time in Washington State and could reemerge in the spring.
Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US

Asian giant hornets were found for the first time in Washington State and could reemerge in the spring.

Asian giant hornets were found for the first time in Washington State and could reemerge in the spring.

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War Dance of the Honeybee
Karl Gruber | Feb 1, 2018 | 2 min read
One species has developed a novel waggle to warn about invading wasps.
Bees Under Attack
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018 | 1 min read
Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica) respond to an attack by a Vespa mandarinia wasp.
Image of the Day: Bad House Guest
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Oct 9, 2017 | 1 min read
Parasitoid wasps inoculate other insects with their eggs, and their offspring then grow to feed on their "homes," effectively sucking the life out of their dying hosts.
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2017 | 2 min read
Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017 | 4 min read
The brains of Polistes paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2017 | 2 min read
Crypt keeper wasps appear to command crypt gall wasps to dig exit tunnels on their behalf.
Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 17, 2015 | 3 min read
Researchers find evidence of gene flow from parasitoid wasps to the butterflies and moths they lay eggs in.
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015 | 2 min read
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.
Sequencing the Underdogs
Ed Yong | Mar 8, 2013 | 3 min read
Transcriptome studies reveal new insights about unusual animals whose genomes have not been sequenced.
Yeast's Wasp Winter Retreat
Hayley Dunning | Jul 30, 2012 | 2 min read
Wasps harbor yeast in their guts all winter long, then spread the microbes among wineries and vineyards.
Boozing for Better Health
Megan Scudellari | Feb 16, 2012 | 3 min read
Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.
Behavior Brief
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 13, 2011 | 5 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
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