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Untangling the social lives of spiders

Credit: Noa Pinter-Wollman The idea of a complex spider society--in which thousands of spiders live, hunt, and raise their young together in a single colony--is unsettling to many of us. We are perhaps lucky then that this scene is…

How does an intersex bee behave?

Credit: Chelsey Ritner In the neotropical forest of Barro Colorado Island in Panama, an unusual bee hatched: half male and half female. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute students and scientists working on nocturnal, socially…

Can traumatic memories be erased?

Environmental light shown to affect retention of traumatic long-term memory in fliesCredit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan - Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that Drosophila flies lose long-term…

Young Academy appoints Anna Stöckl

Credit: (Photo: Robert Emmerich) Everyone who has seen a hummingbird hawk-moth feed will never forget it again. The little moths look like hummingbirds when they hover in the air in front of a flower and dip their proboscis into the…