A Ladybug Swarm in California Was Big Enough to Show Up on Weather Radar — TIME

At first, even meteorologists were intrigued by what appeared to be a giant rain cloud on the National Weather Service’s (NWS) San Diego County radar Tuesday evening. Things got stranger when they consulted with spotters on the ground, the Los Angeles Times reports: The blob, estimated at about 80 miles by 80 miles and moving…

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Among the Many Talents of the Humble Honey Bee: Arithmetic — TIME

Honey bees are capable of understanding complex arithmetic, according to a new study published Wednesday. Scientists discovered that bees can “learn to use blue and yellow as symbolic representations for addition or subtraction,” according to the report published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. While many animals demonstrate an understanding of basic numbers for tasks…

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Scientists Spy On Bees, See Harmful Effects Of Common Insecticide — News : NPR

Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony’s young, researchers say.(Image credit: James Crall /Science)

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