How bees play telephone to form a swarm

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Most people will add something — even when subtracting makes more sense

Picture a bridge made of Lego blocks. One side has three support pieces, the other two.…

Scientists Say: Genus

Genus (noun, “GEE-nus,” plural, Genera, “GEN-er-ah”) This is a word used in taxonomy for a group…

Urchin takeover underlies California’s vanishing kelp forests

Joshua Smith started diving in Monterey Bay in 2012. Back then, waters along this part of…

Simpler, easier COVID-19 test developed with kids in mind

Testing for COVID-19 has usually required sticking a cotton swab far into the nose — uncomfortably…

Cool Jobs: Saliva offers a spitting image of our health

Purdue University has again canceled its annual cricket-spitting contest. It’s not safe yet, due to the…

Raindrops on alien worlds will obey Earth-like rules

Raindrops behave much the same way across the Milky Way, a new analysis finds. This should…

Let’s learn about dogs

Dogs are wonderful companions. They’re with us in our toughest times. Some can understand what we…

Staying grounded in space requires artificial gravity

In lots of books, movies and TV shows, people on spaceships walk around like they would…

Scientists discover likely source of the moon’s faint yellow tail

A comet-like tail of sodium atoms streams away from the moon. Over the years, scientists have…