Collecting a library of bee genomes – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Credit: Colleen Meidt, ARS-USDA. Kim Kaplan 301-504-1637 [email protected] Collecting a Library of Bee Genomes LOGAN, UTAH, June 22, 2022—The USDA Agricultural Research Service is leading a project dubbed “Beenome100” to produce high-quality maps of the genomes of at least 100 bee species, capturing the diversity of bees in the United States, representing each of the … Read more

Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome – BIOENGINEER.ORG

TORONTO, June 17, 2022 – The local environment plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of the gut microbiome of wild bees which could help detect invisible stressors and early indicators of potential threats, say York University scientists in a new study. TORONTO, June 17, 2022 – The local environment plays a pivotal … Read more

Native bee key to social evolution – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Studying the unusual social behavior of an Australian native bee has enabled Flinders University researchers to obtain a clear understanding about the earliest stages of social evolution. Studying the unusual social behavior of an Australian native bee has enabled Flinders University researchers to obtain a clear understanding about the earliest stages of social evolution. Evidence … Read more

Western News – Western’s bee garden humming with community volunteers 

The short strip of rich earth that’s newly cradling 1,300 plants – including hyssop, aster and three species of milkweed – is an ambitious beginning for a new pollinator garden on Western’s campus. But Western’s Friends of the Gardens (FOGS) aren’t nearly ready to put away the trowels and call it a day. The group … Read more

High-tech bee hives, bull sharks and our very own black hole: May’s best science images

Sometimes science throws up some mind-blowing sights. For instance, we now finally have photographic evidence that there is a black hole right in the middle of our galaxy, and it only took a telescope the size of a planet to see it. In our monthly round-up, we also feature a man who has decided to … Read more

New Zealand’s Humble Bee Bio is using bees to create bioplastics – TechCrunch

Humble Bee Bio is on a mission to create a biodegradable alternative to plastics by synthesizing the biology of bees. While the New Zealand-based company is still at an early stage – it’s about halfway through its proof of concept – if Humble Bee is successful, its bioplastics are likely to make it into the … Read more

Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems and the Flight of the Bee

“Levy flights” describes statistical properties of elementary quantum magnets as well as bees foraging for food. Credit: Christoph Hohmann (MCQST Cluster) Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems. At first glance, a system consisting of 51 ions may appear to be easily manageable. But even if these charged atoms are only … Read more

Oviedo sophomore all the buzz after bee, plant conservation project wins science center competition

ORLANDO, Fla. – A local high school student recently took home a big prize after winning the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition. The competition celebrates high school students who are using science and independent research to benefit humanity. Ying has partnered with the Orlando Science Center for the competition since 1999. Each year, five finalists … Read more

Bee Partners Promotes Kira Noodleman to Partner, Deepening Firm’s Reach into Machine to Machine Learning and Synthetic Biology

SAN FRANCISCO & DENVER – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Bee Partners, a leading Silicon Valley pre-seed venture capital firm, which also has offices in Denver, today announced the promotion of Kira Noodleman to partner. This move reflects the firm’s evolution, the portfolio growth driven by Noodleman in key sectors including synthetic biology, robotics and the digitization … Read more

how many bee species does a meadow need? – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A meadow’s lush array of flowers needs a full phalanx of bees to pollinate them — far more than just the honeybees and bumblebees that most people are familiar with, according to a new study by a team of researchers including University of Maryland entomologist Michael Roswell. A postdoctoral associate in the Department of Entomology, … Read more