You know bees are having a rough time when a survey finds that professional beekeepers lost 33.2 percent of their colonies this year and that statistic is considered a significant improvement over the previous decade.
This image is so weird and rare that you may think it's a bizarre photoshop. It's not—it was taken by aquatic ecologist Carlos de la Rosa, who says it's a extremely rare and unique photo. The butterfly and the bee drank the tears from a Caiman crocodilus for 15 minutes. There's video too:
For humans and most other animals that you don't need a microscope to see, honeybees are notorious for their stings. But there's a whole universe of creatures that are blissfully unaware of bee stings... but are terrified of bee bites.
Imagine a piece of metal 30,000 times thinner than one of the hairs on your head. Mixed with a little protein from bee venom, that microscopic filament becomes the most powerful explosives-detection system in history, able to detect a single molecule of dangerous chemicals.
Bees can become mentally young again with just a few simple alterations to their otherwise fixed routines. Because the brains of bees are surprisingly like our own, this trick could help fight dementia and keep human minds young and flexible.
Astronomers Jay Anderson and Roeland van der Marel at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, have made a weird and wonderful discovery using Hubble: Stars appear to move as a bee swarm dancing inside a beehive.
The DreamBee is a 3-chip 1080p LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) projector that is capable of a whopping 15,000:1 contrast ratio. That's a massive jump over most HD projectors, which hover around the 12,000:1 range. Undeniably awesome, but the DreamBee has got a hard fight ahead of it with cheaper, though still…