A researcher studying termites' digging techniques says that understanding individual roles in collective activities can shine a light on the evolution of such behavior and how social insects perform simple tasks to ultimately construct complex structures.
A study conducted during the 2017 total solar eclipse in North America found that bees remained active during partial-eclipse phases, but they essentially ceased flying during totality.
How do the nervous system and the brain integrate visual, auditory, and other stimuli, and which stimuli are prioritized over others? Hawkmoths are helping scientists gain insight into these questions. […]