Japanese researchers succeed in fertilising pears using pollen carried on a soap bubble.
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Queens "quack" when ready to hatch - but if two are free at the same time, they fight to the death.
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Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.
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The "shockingly large" hornets can kill humans with their sting and are known to destroy beehives.
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It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.
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Rarer pollinators are struggling and scientists say this could threaten the UK's long-term food security.
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