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We often think of bees as hardworking, serious types, but new research suggests that bumblebees enjoy playing with balls like carefree kids! Researchers from the UK observed the bees rolling balls around a tray for no apparent reason other than fun. When given a choice between taking a clear route towards a treat or detouring into a play area full of balls, they opted to play ball. This research adds to mounting evidence that these insects have more complex minds and emotions than we realised. Science News, Play Ball, Play Area, Carefree, Evidence, Bees, Complex, Route, Insects
Do bumblebees play? Watch bumblebees playing with balls!
We often think of bees as hardworking, serious types, but new research suggests that bumblebees enjoy playing with balls like carefree kids! Researchers from the UK observed the bees rolling balls around a tray for no apparent reason other than fun. When given a choice between taking a clear route towards a treat or detouring into a play area full of balls, they opted to play ball. This research adds to mounting evidence that these insects have more complex minds and emotions than we realised.
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Scientists studying cat communication have counted no less than 276 different facial expressions that cats use with each other. The researchers spent months filming cats in a cat café then analysing the footage, categorising the expressions into friendly (45%), aggressive (37%) and unknown (18%). They think some cat expressions might have been picked up from humans during the 10,000 years they’ve been living with us. Cat Expressions, Science Magazine, Cat Cafe, Magazines For Kids, Might Have, Analyze, Scientists, Aggressive
Scientists studying cat communication have counted no less than 276 different facial expressions that cats use with each other. The researchers spent months filming cats in a cat café then analysing the footage, categorising the expressions into friendly (45%), aggressive (37%) and unknown (18%). They think some cat expressions might have been picked up from humans during the 10,000 years they’ve been living with us.
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Inspired by the 1980s action film The Terminator, scientists have made a living skin from fungi. In the film, a robot is covered with a living skin that disguises it as a human. Researchers from Spain and the UK grew a fungus called Ganoderma sessile, which normally grows on tree trunks, on the surface of a plastic model figure of the Terminator robot. Read more intriguing science news in our latest issue FANTASTIC FUNGI. Science Experiments, Spooky Snacks, Sick Dog, Ganoderma, Fun Board Games, Latest Issue
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Inspired by the 1980s action film The Terminator, scientists have made a living skin from fungi. In the film, a robot is covered with a living skin that disguises it as a human. Researchers from Spain and the UK grew a fungus called Ganoderma sessile, which normally grows on tree trunks, on the surface of a plastic model figure of the Terminator robot. Read more intriguing science news in our latest issue FANTASTIC FUNGI.
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Volunteers had their brains scanned while they listened to a story, and the decoder was able to reconstruct the story they were listening to using only the images in the brain scan. This technology uses the same kind of AI as chatbots like ChatGPT to work out how patterns of brain activity correspond to words that the person is hearing or thinking about. Image credit: John Graner Brain Activities, Volunteers, Scan, Scientist, Inventions, Hearing, Fun Facts, Mindfulness
Volunteers had their brains scanned while they listened to a story, and the decoder was able to reconstruct the story they were listening to using only the images in the brain scan. This technology uses the same kind of AI as chatbots like ChatGPT to work out how patterns of brain activity correspond to words that the person is hearing or thinking about. Image credit: John Graner
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🐝✨ This captivating photo, taken during the filming of David Attenborough's new series Wild Isles, shows a female mason bee carrying a grass stalk to her snail-shell nest. 🌿🐚 This is one of the fascinating news articles in May's issuse of Whizz Pop Bang 94 - BUZZY BEES which is all about bees! In this issue, we'll take you on a journey to explore the fascinating lives of bees, like peeking inside a beehive and discovering the fearless honey badger who raids bees' nests for honey. 🍯🔍 News Articles For Kids, Science News Articles, Honey Popcorn, Mason Bees, Buzzy Bee, Dance Games, Challenge Games, Beeswax Food Wrap
A bee flying a broom stick and other fascinating science news articles for kids
🐝✨ This captivating photo, taken during the filming of David Attenborough's new series Wild Isles, shows a female mason bee carrying a grass stalk to her snail-shell nest. 🌿🐚 This is one of the fascinating news articles in May's issuse of Whizz Pop Bang 94 - BUZZY BEES which is all about bees! In this issue, we'll take you on a journey to explore the fascinating lives of bees, like peeking inside a beehive and discovering the fearless honey badger who raids bees' nests for honey. 🍯🔍
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Did you know that sharpshooter insects need to get rid of 300 times their body weight in waste every day? To do this efficiently, they've evolved a system using superpropulsion to launch big droplets of wee at extremely high speeds using their 'butt flicker'! Find out more about these fascinating insects in our latest issue. Photo credit: Bhamla Lab, Georgia Tech Flicker, Georgia Tech, Droplets, Body Weight, Photo Credit, Wee, Did You Know
Science news - Sharpshooter insects fire their wee!
Did you know that sharpshooter insects need to get rid of 300 times their body weight in waste every day? To do this efficiently, they've evolved a system using superpropulsion to launch big droplets of wee at extremely high speeds using their 'butt flicker'! Find out more about these fascinating insects in our latest issue. Photo credit: Bhamla Lab, Georgia Tech
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It was already known that many arthropods (invertebrates with an exoskeleton) can regenerate lost limbs. But in a new study, young sea spiders were found to regrow their whole bottoms, including their reproductive organs, muscles and anus. And even those that didn’t survived by pooing through their mouths (yuck!). Humans and other mammals can only regenerate their skin and livers, but research like this could one day lead to treatments that could help us re-grow lost limbs. Sea Spider, Arthropods, Anus, Invertebrates, Mouths, Organs, Spiders, Mammals
Science news - Sea spiders grow new bottoms!
It was already known that many arthropods (invertebrates with an exoskeleton) can regenerate lost limbs. But in a new study, young sea spiders were found to regrow their whole bottoms, including their reproductive organs, muscles and anus. And even those that didn’t survived by pooing through their mouths (yuck!). Humans and other mammals can only regenerate their skin and livers, but research like this could one day lead to treatments that could help us re-grow lost limbs.
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Scientists studying mice that have no bacteria in their guts, noticed that the poos of these mice always sank, whereas in normal mice about half the poos floated. When they put normal gut bacteria into the stomachs of the germ- free mice, they started producing floating poos! Get more science news every month with a subscription to Whizz Pop Bang! Kid's love learning about the world around them and our news segment is sure to teach them interesting (and sometimes stinky) facts each month! Science For Kids, New Scientist, Gut Bacteria, Germ
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Scientists studying mice that have no bacteria in their guts, noticed that the poos of these mice always sank, whereas in normal mice about half the poos floated. When they put normal gut bacteria into the stomachs of the germ- free mice, they started producing floating poos! Get more science news every month with a subscription to Whizz Pop Bang! Kid's love learning about the world around them and our news segment is sure to teach them interesting (and sometimes stinky) facts each month!
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Scientists have invented robot fish that can travel through water absorbing microplastics so they can’t harm real fish. The flexible robots are just 1.3 cm long. As the fish move about, particles of microplastic become attached to their surface. They can even fix themselves if they get damaged. Microplastics are tiny fragments created when plastic rubbish breaks down in the ocean. They harm the environment as well as human health, and they’re very hard to get rid of. Science Bundle, Human Body Science, Bangs Back, Summer Science, Hard To Get, Fragments
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Scientists have invented robot fish that can travel through water absorbing microplastics so they can’t harm real fish. The flexible robots are just 1.3 cm long. As the fish move about, particles of microplastic become attached to their surface. They can even fix themselves if they get damaged. Microplastics are tiny fragments created when plastic rubbish breaks down in the ocean. They harm the environment as well as human health, and they’re very hard to get rid of.
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Engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have designed a robot capable of jumping three times higher than any animal or machine. Lots of jumping robots take inspiration from nature, copying amazing animal jumpers like kangaroos and frogs, but this new lightweight robot uses a tiny motor to multiply the amount of energy it can store in its spring, allowing it to jump 30 metres in the air – about the height of a 10-storey building! Kangaroos, Engineers, Santa Barbara, Frogs, Jumpers, Robots, In The Heights, School Logos
Amazing jumping robot!
Engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have designed a robot capable of jumping three times higher than any animal or machine. Lots of jumping robots take inspiration from nature, copying amazing animal jumpers like kangaroos and frogs, but this new lightweight robot uses a tiny motor to multiply the amount of energy it can store in its spring, allowing it to jump 30 metres in the air – about the height of a 10-storey building!
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According to a scientific study of people from 9 different cultures around the world. The study was designed to investigate whether the smells we like depend on the culture we come from. Some people living in remote areas had never smelled some of them, yet the results were consistent for all 10 smells in all nine cultures. Other favourites included floral and fruity scents, while the least popular was one that smelt of sweaty feet! Sweaty Feet, Scientific, Investigations, Smelling, Fruity, Scents
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According to a scientific study of people from 9 different cultures around the world. The study was designed to investigate whether the smells we like depend on the culture we come from. Some people living in remote areas had never smelled some of them, yet the results were consistent for all 10 smells in all nine cultures. Other favourites included floral and fruity scents, while the least popular was one that smelt of sweaty feet!
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