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Psychic Animals and Football-Playing Bees

Working in the field of animal behaviour means that around World Cup season it’s hard to avoid being sent links to so-called ‘psychic’ animals that predict the outcome of matches, such as Paul the octopus, Leon the porcupine and Anton the tamarin.

July 15, 2014 — Felicity Muth

Double Vortices Give Mosquitoes a Boost

Our understanding of how insects fly didn’t explain how mosquitoes managed to stay on the wing. It took eight slow-motion cameras to help researchers reveal how mosquito wing beats shape the air to give the insect extra lift.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 29, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.

April 3, 2017 — Nature Video
Forget The Flea Circus, Bees Can Do All The Tricks

Forget The Flea Circus, Bees Can Do All The Tricks

When we think of animals doing tricks, we’re likely to think of dogs               or maybe even a parrot                 But you probably didn’t think of bumblebees.

May 2, 2014 — Felicity Muth

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