Royal beekeeper has informed the Queen’s bees that HM has passed away and that King Charles is their new boss

The royal beekeeper – in a mysterious tradition dating back centuries – informed the beehives in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and Clarence House of the Queen’s death. And the bees have also been told in hushed tones that their new master is now King Charles III. The official Palace beekeeper, John Chapple, 79, told … Read more

‘Super ants’ that cause fires could be eradicated by a fungus, study says

Armies of ‘super ants’ that suffocate chickens and start fires by chewing wire could be wiped out by a naturally occurring fungus, a study claims. The forest ant (Nylanderia fulva) is an invasive species described as an “ecological wrecking ball” because it repels native insects and small animals. According to experts, they not only eliminate … Read more

Protein switch lets ants achieve ‘queen-like status,’ study finds

Ants can switch from a worker bee to a ‘queen-like status’ thanks to a small adjustment in a single protein in their brains, a new study reveals. Biologists in Philadelphia isolated nerve cells from the brain of the Indian jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator), which gets its name from their ability to jump a few inches. … Read more

Female black widow spiders start EATING their mate before they even finish mating

Female black widow spiders begin to eat their mate during sperm transfer during copulation, a new study shows. Researchers in Canada have described the disturbing mating behavior of a species of black widow spiders endemic to South America called Latrodectus mirabilis. Cannibalism between the two sexes is initiated by females “by grasping and piercing the … Read more

Dolphins have regional accents influenced by where they live, study finds

Dolphins also have regional accents! Their signature whistles are influenced by where they live, study finds Bottlenose dolphins have ‘signature whistles’ that they use to identify each other Scientists found that the acoustic characteristics of the whistles differ depending on their habitat The Italian team analyzed 188 hours of registered dolphin whistles They found that … Read more

Two sexually aroused male dolphins are seen playing with an ANACONDA and carrying it in their mouths

What is going on? Two sexually aroused male dolphins are seen playing with and carrying an ANACONDA in their mouths during a bizarre encounter captured by Amazon researchers Experts accidentally capture bizarre encounter in Tijamuchi River, Bolivia The males swam in sync while holding the snake in their mouths But what was especially strange was … Read more

Carpenter ants give each other salivating KISSES to exchange food and important proteins in their spit

Carpenter ants give each other salivating KISSES to exchange food and important proteins in their spit, study finds Carpenter ants share both food and important proteins during the ‘kissing’ This ensures that each ant has what it needs to fulfill its role in the colony For example, nurse ants caring for the young turned out … Read more