Predatory insects are super pest controllers. Planting flowers can help them help farmers to reduce the use of pesticides.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~6 min
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Archaeologists have long debated the relationship of psychedelics to rock art. New evidence from Pinwheel Cave in California clarifies the connection.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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When pollen resources are low, bumblebees damage plants to help drive more flowering so they can get more, researchers have found.
May 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
April 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
April 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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