When pollen resources are low, bumblebees damage plants to help drive more flowering so they can get more, researchers have found.
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Although there are pros and cons to flowering strips for bumble bees, they're a good way to offset pollinator declines, say researchers.
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Honey bees that live in cities depend on a varied diet of trees, shrubs, and woody vines for food, depending on the season, a new study shows.
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Scientists have known foxglove plants make chemicals that can treat heart failure since the 1780s. New research digs into how the plant actually does it.
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The morning glory is both pretty and a noxious agricultural pest. New research looks into its genome to find out how it resists glyphosate, AKA Roundup.
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The genome sequence of a water lily sheds light on the early evolution of angiosperms, the group of all flowering plants.
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A drop of fossilized amber from a mine in northern Myanmar contains not just a beetle but also 62 grains of pollen still clinging to its legs.
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"As we get a better sense of what makes flowers attractive to different kinds of bees, maybe we can get smarter about bee conservation."
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The way bee spit and flower oil stick together in all sorts of conditions may pave the way for bioinspired adhesives.
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