Some Insect Species are Facing Total Extinction

Insects outweigh every species on Earth—humans, cattle and fish included. Despite their minute size, insects—bees, butterflies, moths and more—play a vital role in the planet’s ecosystem. They’re responsible for a sizable chunk of our food chain and some species act as the world’s recyclers, scrubbing the ground floor from vegetal and wooden debris. But, according to a new study, 40% of insect species will be faced …

Flowers Are Eavesdropping

According to a new study, plants can “hear” when a bee passes and they subsequently create more sweet nectar to attract them. A recent study by scientists at three Tel Aviv University schools has found that a plant picks up sounds (signaled by the vibration of its petals) and responds (signaled by the excretion of additional nectar). With proof that the flowers responded to all of …

Honeybee Vaccine Offers Hope

Administered to a hive’s Queen Bee through an edible sugary solution that honeybees are attracted to (thus needle free), a new vaccine is being tested to protect the flying pollinators from microbial diseases. If this technology can be adapted to tackle other afflictions the bees face, it might just be one solution to save the rapidly declining population. The product, PrimeBEE, is based on new information …