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.
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.
This might seem perplexing to some, but Ive just spent two days listening to talks and meeting with people who all work on social insects. And it was great.
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.