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12 January 2016

Nature déboussolée : « Au sein de notre laboratoire, personne n’a jamais vu ça » [Terraeco]

Framboises, jonquilles et abeilles ont donné aux fêtes de fin d’année un goût printanier. D’où vient ce réveil précoce de la nature ? Pour quelles conséquences ? Réponses d’Isabelle Chuine, directrice de recherches au CNRS.

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12 January 2016

Where have all the flowers gone: complexity & worldwide bee declines [PLOS Blogs]

Over the past two decades, bee declines worldwide have drawn international attention. Managed honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies decreased by 25% over 20 years in Europe and 59% over 58 years in North America, and many bumble bee populations in Europe and North America have gone locally extinct, resulting in dramatic range contractions. It is important to note that not all bees in all places are declining.

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12 January 2016

Conflict among honey bee genes supports theory of altruism [Phys]

Using modern genetic approaches, a team of researchers has provided strong support for the long-standing, but hotly debated, evolutionary theory of kin selection, which suggests that altruistic behavior occurs as a way to pass genes to the next generation.

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11 January 2016

Comment des abeilles peuvent sauver les éléphants et les humains [Le Monde - Blogs]

Contrairement à ce que dit la fable, les éléphants n’ont pas peur des souris mais... des abeilles ! Partant de ce constat, des expériences sont menées dans plusieurs pays africains visant à utiliser les butineuses afin de réduire les conflits entre les humains et les pachydermes qui piétinent leurs cultures.

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8 January 2016

Human-Neanderthal relationships may be at root of modern allergies [The guardian]

Three genes inherited from our Neanderthal cousins may cause modern carriers to have an overly-sensitive immune system susceptible to allergies

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