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Plenty of Bright Ideas Flying Through the Night Skies

If you are trying to think of an idea for a great way to spend some quality time with your kids, maybe just poke your head outside after sunset and see if any light bulbs click on for you.


By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State

How Honey Bees Stay Cool

Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature. To protect developing bees, adults work together, maintaining temperatures within a narrow range. Recent research by Philip T. Starks, a biologist at Tufts University, shows that worker bees dissipate excess…[more]

Tufts University


Beware of Hungry Bears

Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Tiny Plants Ride on the Coattails of Migratory Birds

Since the days of Darwin, biologists have questioned why certain plants occur in widely separated places, the farthest reaches of North American and the Southern tip of South America but nowhere in between. How did they get there? An international…[more]



Habitat Loss on Breeding Grounds Cause of Monarch Decline

Habitat loss on breeding grounds in the United States – not on wintering grounds in Mexico – is the main cause of recent and projected population declines of migratory monarch butterflies in eastern North America, according to new research from…[more]

University of Guelph


Amber Discovery Indicates Lyme Disease Is Older Than Human Race

Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which cause it may have been lurking around for 15 million years…[more]

Oregon State University


Wondering About the State of the Environment? Just Eavesdrop on the Bees

Researchers have devised a simple way to monitor wide swaths of the landscape without breaking a sweat: by listening in on the “conversations” honeybees have with each other. The scientists’ analyses of honeybee waggle dances suggest that costly measures to…[more]

Cell Press


Environmental Conditions May Impact Bird Migration

Wind conditions during spring migration may be a predictor of apparent annual survival and the timing of breeding in yellow warblers, according to results published journal PLOS ONE by Anna Drake from Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Migratory birds play…[more]



Dangerous to Be Young

There’s a reason why there is less singing outside your window. Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long-term declines.

Scientists have spent years researching potential causes for these population declines, focusing on the birds when they…[more]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Emerald Ash Borers in U.S. Long Before First Detection

New research at Michigan State University shows that the uber-destructive emerald ash borer arrived at least 10 years before it was first identified in North America.

The study, published in the current issue of journal Diversity and Distributions, shows that…[more]

Michigan State University

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