I had hoped to write Part III of “Readings in Biophysics,” on popular-science books, this evening, but I haven’t found time. Appropriately, though, I just received an email from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science , which focuses on helping scientists communicate with the public. It announces a new challenge they’re putting forth: answering … Continue reading Next up: painting flames on my car
Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about bees’ ability to detect the electric fields of flowers. Now, we find even more amazing bee abilities. Apparently, bumblebees can cut into the sides of flowers to burgle nectar from flowers they don’t pollinate. Moreover, they learn this from other bees, mimicking such things as the side … Continue reading Bees, what *can’t* they do?