Feral colonies provide clues for enhancing honey bee tolerance to pathogens

IMAGE: Feral honey bees gather at the entrance to their nest in an abandoned shed in Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania. Researchers have found that such feral colonies may have higher tolerance to… view more  Credit: Katy Evans, Penn State Understanding the genetic and environmental factors that enable some feral honey bee colonies to tolerate pathogens and survive […]

How frigid lizards falling from trees revealed rising cold tolerance

After the coldest night in south Florida in a decade, lizards were dropping out of palm trees, landing legs up. The scientists who raced to investigate the fallen reptiles have now found that, despite such graceless falls, some of these tropical, cold-blooded creatures are actually more resilient to cold than previously thought. The finding sheds […]