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Honeybees warn of risky flowers

Honeybees warn each other to steer clear of dangerous flowers where they might get killed by lurking predators. Read more

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Deciphering honeybee dances and stock market swings

What do dancing honeybees and stock markets have in common? At first glance, not much. But both are complicated dynamic systems that are extremely difficult to model — until now. An MIT graduate student has developed a methodology for automatically … Continue reading

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Maths helps bees read the waggle dance

When honeybees dance to point their hivemates towards nectar-rich flowers, they waggle in a slightly different direction each time. It is sometimes claimed that this variability benefits the hive by helping bees locate new resources, but an experiment by David … Continue reading

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