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Feb 2016

Miniature brain scans hold key to understanding bee behaviour

Scientists have imaged the brains of bumblebees in unprecedented detail, revealing the regions linked to learning and memory.

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Slave trade brought deadly parasite to the Caribbean

Schistosoma mansoni, a water-borne parasite that affects millions of people worldwide, was carried to the Americas by the slave trade, researchers have found.

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New love bug found with heart-shaped leg

A new group of beetles with a heart-shaped leg joint has been discovered in the Belize rainforest by Museum scientist Max Barclay.

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