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Infographic: Quick Learners

This article was first published on The Scientist Honeybees can remember reward-associated odors three days after a single learning experience. With their tiny brains and renowned ability to memorize nectar locations, honeybees are a favorite model organism for studying learning and memory. Such research has indicated that to form long-term memories—ones that last a day …

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Houston, we have a fynbos problem: Nasa flies to rescue of Cape's natural treasures

Houston, we have a fynbos problem: Nasa flies to rescue of Cape’s natural treasures

This article was first published on Times Live. Adam Wilson walks through fynbos ahead of his 2023 collaboration with Nasa to monitor the greater Cape floristic region’s biodiversity.Image: Adam Wilson Think of Nasa and the images that spring to mind are probably rocket launches or the International Space Station. Certainly not fynbos. But in 2023, the US …

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Can bees smell if someone has COVID-19? Scientists in the Netherlands say maybe

This article was first published on National Post written but Bart Biesemans from Reuters. It can take hours or days to get a COVID-19 test result, but the response from the bees is immediate. Dutch researchers have trained bees, which have an unusually keen sense of smell, to identify samples infected with COVID-19, a finding …

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Honeybee venom kills aggressive breast cancer cells

This article, written by James Kingsland, was first published in MedicalNewsToday In laboratory studies, the active component of honeybee venom rapidly killed two types of breast cancer cells that are particularly difficult to treat. Crucially, the toxin left healthy cells unharmed. For thousands of years, humans have used honey, propolis, and venom from the European …

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