Biology News

Apr 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, says a group of scientists from Royal Holloway University of London and Queen Mary University of London, UK. The buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris). Image credit: Kintaiyo / CC BY 3.0. In their experiments, reported in the journal F1000Research, the scientists gave buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) the option to choose between a sugar solution...

Apr 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Marine biologists have discovered what they say is the second specimen ever found of the pocket shark (Mollisquama parini). A specimen of the pocket shark...

Apr 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Nature has found that honeybees (Apis mellifera) and buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) could not taste imidacloprid,...

Apr 21, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A group of scientists led by Dr Brian Kubicki of Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center has described a new glassfrog species from the Caribbean foothills...

Apr 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) has a reproductive strategy unique among...

Apr 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study appearing in the journal PLOS Biology is the first to demonstrate that the color of light influences the circadian clock in any mammalian species. According...

Apr 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

It’s not often that a mammal thought extinct, appears once again in the wild. But that’s what happened to the Bouvier’s red colobus (Piliocolobus...

Apr 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Octopuses can crawl in any direction relative to the body orientation, says a team of marine biologists headed by Dr Binyamin Hochner of the Hebrew University...

Apr 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists led by Dr Peng-fei Fan of the Dali University’s Institute of Eastern-Himalaya Biodiversity Research in Yunnan has described a new...