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Bees and Ecology: Why Asian Worker Bees Prefer European Queen Bees

In China, European honey bees were introduced in the 19th century. Since then, almost 80 percent of the country’s native honey bee population is estimated...

‘Pandas’ Review: Cute, Light-Hearted, Yet Heartbreaking

Warner Brothers and Imax bring us the story of a panda’s quest to find a home for her species in the 2018 documentary film...

Let Pandas Show You the Way to Inner Peace

Pandas are one of the cutest creatures on earth. Traditionally associated with China, pandas have been revered in local traditions, with people ascribing qualities...

Balloons Are the No. 1 Marine Debris Risk of Mortality for Seabirds

A new IMAS and CSIRO collaborative study has found that balloons are the highest-risk plastic debris item for seabirds — they are 32 times...

Ancient Spider Fossils Preserved in Rock Reveal Reflective Eyes

Usually, soft-bodied species like spiders aren’t fossilized in rock like animals with bones and teeth. More often, ancient spiders and insects are more likely...

Fearsome Shark Takes Down a Pterosaur in Mid-Flight

USC researchers, studying bones at the L.A. County Natural History Museum, have found evidence of a fearsome shark taking to the sky to take...

Popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine Threatens Wildlife

The popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is growing rapidly among people who are seeking alternative healthcare remedies rather than relying on Western medicine...

How Wildlife in New England Handles the Winter

When we mere humans are standing outside bundled from head to toe and wincing in the wind, it may seem amazing — even troublesome —...

A Grateful Elephant

During the Song Dynasty, a hunter from Yangshan County (in present-day Guangdong Province) had caught some wild game, such as hares and pheasants, and...

Drug Pollution Is Passing From Stream Bugs to Predators

Sixty-nine pharmaceutical compounds have been detected in stream insects, some at concentrations that may threaten animals that feed on them, such as trout and...

Human Ancestors Not to Blame for Ancient Mammal Extinctions in Africa

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several...

310 Million-Year-Old Tiny Footprints Found in Grand Canyon

Hundreds of hikers each day pass by the fallen boulder along the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park. It might otherwise go...

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