In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama greeted the Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, amid tensions over a potential nuclear deal with Iran. The summit will also focus on Yemen, where Saudis and their Sunni allies are trying to beat back Shiite rebels. Also, attackers struck a hotel in Kabul during a party for foreigners, reportedly killing one American. Continue reading
New research from scientists at the University of Vermont and Harvard University demonstrates the devastating impact the continued loss of pollinators like honey bees could have on millions of people in the developing world.
When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense — a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected through the stingers. Scientists, however, may have found a way to co-opt those venoms as a means of defense for humans against cancerous tumors.
Honey sitting on American supermarket shelves might not be the real thing. On Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration took steps to ensure that if it’s labeled “honey,” it actually is. Continue reading
Five years ago, honeybees began dying in large numbers and hives were becoming defunct. Spencer Michels reports on the scientists who are still trying to figure out why this is happening and what can be done to help the problem. Continue reading