Researchers have discovered a new species of wasp with a role in an insect horror story playing out on the stems and leaves of oak trees.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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Bees aren't the only species that has a queen.
March 5, 2020 • ~4 min
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The pigment in Gwion Gwion style rock art makes radiocarbon dating impossible. Instead, researchers used mud wasp nests to date the paintings.
Feb. 14, 2020 • ~3 min
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They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures.
Sept. 14, 2019 • ~6 min
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Paper wasps are capable of what was a hallmark of human deductive powers: If A is greater than B, and B is greater than C, then A is greater than C.
May 13, 2019 • ~6 min
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