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Worker bumblebees, tagged with tiny RFID chips, are seen here caring for the larvae, which develop inside egg-shaped structures; pollen and nectar are kept within the pot-shaped structures. Credit Avery Russell/UA

Using Big-Brother Tech To Spy On Bumblebees

By tagging individual bumblebees with microchips, biologists have gained insights into the daily life of a colony of bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) in unprecedented detail. The team found that while most bees are generalists collecting both…

a) Exposure of putative crossbeds on windward slope of dunes on Mars b) Interdune strata exposed in planform showing contrasting albedo and crosscutting relationships similar to that exposed in the dune. Subset of false-colour HiRISE image ESP_013319_1685. The Infrared, red and blue bands are displayed as red, green and blue. Credit Dr Mary Bourke (Trinity College Dublin).

Watery Past On Mars Pinpointed

A patch of land in an ancient valley on Mars that appears to have been flooded by water in the not-too-distant past has been discovered by researchers from Trinity College Dublin. In doing so, they…