How does bee venom kill HIV? Trace has the answer, and some surprising facts about bees’ other superpowers.
“Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV”
“Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown.”
“Flowers Communicate With Electricity”
“Flowers may be silent, but scientists have just discovered that electric fields allow them to communicate with bumblebees and possibly other species, including humans.”
“The Buzz: Bees Get a Boost From Caffeine”
“Bees get a natural buzz from caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers, researchers have discovered.”
“Bees use the ‘force’ to choose the best flowers, study finds”
“Bees can alter the electrical charge of the flowers they touch. A new study finds that bees use these electrical cues to help them choose flowers with the most nectar and pollen.”
“How Bees Work”
“In the creation story of the Kalahari Desert’s San people, a bee carries a mantis across a river. ”
“Bumblebee preference for symmetrical flowers.”
“Fluctuating asymmetry, which represents small random deviations from otherwise bilateral symmetry, is a measure of the phenotypic quality of individuals indicating the ability of controlled development under given environmental and genetic conditions.”
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