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Nectar Helps Bees’ Medicine Go Down

In addition to fuel, nectar from various plant species contains chemical compounds that reduce the numbers of a common gut parasite in bumblebees. Home-based bird watchers might have mixed up a batch of  ‘nectar’  to  attract the feathered objects of… read more

Bees and malnutrition

Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition and disease A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline.… read more

Sea mammals and climate change (the lesson)

Most of us rarely or never get to see sea mammals, seals, whales, dolphins etc in their natural environment. But most people like them anyway. They are extreme interesting creatures, very intelligent, social, and living in a world completely different… read more

Elephant seals join fight against climate change

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Elephant seals swimming under Antarctic ice and fitted with special sensors are providing scientists with crucial data on ice formation, ocean currents and climate change. The seals swimming under winter sea ice have overcome a “blind-spot” for… read more

Elephant Seals: Data Collectors for Polar Oceans

Most of us turn to the weather channel, or the app on our phones to find out the forecast for the week, but where do these predictions stem from? Many of these forecasts are made possible by the analyses of… read more