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The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds

The Scientist - Thu 21 Feb 19

Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test's use and meaning.

Breeding bees with "clean genes" could help prevent colony collapse

Gizmag - Mon 18 Feb 19

Honeybees are increasingly under threat, even recently making it onto the endangered species list in the US for the first time. To help save these vital creatures from extinction, researchers ...

Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains

The Scientist - Thu 14 Feb 19

Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.

Ant-inspired roving robot eschews GPS

Gizmag - Thu 14 Feb 19

Ordinarily, when we hear about robots or other devices that are able to independently navigate outdoors, it's a given that they use GPS. French scientists have developed an alternative, ...

NASA's New Nuclear Reactor Could Change Space Exploration

Discover Magazine - Mon 11 Feb 19

The Kilopower reactor is tiny, and it could power the spacecraft of the future.

World seeing 'catastrophic collapse' of insects: study - Mon 11 Feb 19

Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences for crop pollination and natural food ...

Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'

BBC News - Mon 11 Feb 19

Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.

Huge global extinction risk for insects could be worse than we thought

Newscientist - Mon 11 Feb 19

40 per cent of insects worldwide are in danger of going extinct, but almost all long-term data on insects is from Europe and North America. The global picture could be even worse

Scientists Warn That Some Insects Could Be Extinct Within 100 Years - Mon 11 Feb 19

Some insect populations could be extinct within a century, according to research published by a group of international scientists. Their findings, which were published this week in the Biological ...

Insects could be extinct within a century, scientists say

Engadget - Mon 11 Feb 19

Insects are dying so rapidly, they could disappear within 100 years, according to the first global scientific review on their decline. A third of species are endangered and more than ...

The world is running out of insects — because of us — and it will lead to a “catastrophic collapse”

ZME Science - Mon 11 Feb 19

They may be creepy crawlies, but we need them.

Rapidly declining insect populations spell catastrophe 'for 'the survival of mankind,' scientists warn

FOXNews - Mon 11 Feb 19

A decline in insect populations happening across the planet has Earth’s ecosystems and humankind facing catastrophic consequences.

Scientists warn insects could be extinct 'within a century'

Daily Mail - Mon 11 Feb 19

Insects could become extinct in 100 years, warn scientists. They are dying out eight times faster than mammals, birds and reptiles, with more than 40 per cent of species declining.

Insect Die-off: Worldwide Loss of 40 Percent of Species Predicted

Laboratory Equipment - Wed 13 Feb 19

ArticleA new meta-analysis concludes that as much as 40 percent of the multitude of insect species on the planet may be rendered extinct in the coming decades.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Ethology