Marginalized audiences have important stories to tell, and their presence can contribute significantly to scientific understanding, documentary filmmaker Llewellyn Smith said during a Nov. 1 lecture at Howard University.
Using an automated robotic platform to spy on bumblebees wearing tiny barcoded backpacks, researchers have discovered yet another detrimental effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on these insects: neonicotinoid exposure disrupts the behavior and social interactions of worker bees inside the hives.
As people declare their own truths — climate change is a hoax, or evolutionism and creationism are equally valid hypotheses — scientists have an increasingly crucial responsibility to hone their public engagement skills.
A research team has found that surgical removal of the appendix is associated with a decreased risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The new study, based on an analysis of health records for over 1.6 million people in Sweden, was published in the October 31 issue of Science Translational Medicine.