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Nature Reads Round-Up
Nature Reads Round-Up

The natural world is literally buzzing with news on everything from bees to birds to new grim effects of global warming. Here's our roundup of nature articles you should check out...

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Silence of the Bees

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In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives, leaving billions of dollars of crops at risk, threatening our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers - and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.

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The Gathering Swarms

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Check out swarm intelligence, essentially a living embodiment of social media in the natural world.

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (September 15-21)
The Dirt: This Week in Nature (September 15-21)

Species of monkey previously unknown to scientists discovered in the Congo, 390 million-year-old mollusk reconstructed in 3-D, and spongy tissue found in human hearts also found in those of reptiles.

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (July 28-August 3)
The Dirt: This Week in Nature (July 28-August 3)

An 80-year-old lobster is saved from restaurant fate, bees clue us in to "anti-aging" chemical, and a new study suggests atmospheric temperature may impact beak size of birds.