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Like tea? Enjoy entomology-related puns? Check out this story about honeybees’ weakness for caffeinated nectar over at BBC Focus…
Having studied ants for the past 4 years or so, I can say with some confidence that whatever invention of human culture you can think of, ants did it first. Bridges engineered to connect point A to point B? Check. … Continue reading
A recurring problem in medicine is bacteria’s tendency to evolve resistance to antibiotics. A professor of biological engineering, MIT’s Timothy Lu, recently said somewhat gloomily that, “it will be very hard to make evolution-proof therapy, there is just too much … Continue reading
Find out what happens when you mix collective behaviour in evacuating crowds with personal relationships over at ZME Science.
In 1981, a Swedish psychologist called Ola Svenson asked a group of 81 students from the University of Oregon to rate their driving skills. A little surprisingly, 93% of the students placed themselves ‘in the top 50% of drivers’. In … Continue reading
How do you study swarms of jellyfish? By attaching accelerometers to them, of course. Read about the research that came out of that venture on the front page of Marine Science Today.