Top stories: Mite-proof bees, dark matter ‘bullets,’ and the tiny monkeys replanting the Amazon | Science

(delegated right): KRISPN GIVEN/HARPUR LAB/PURDUE UNIVERSITY; KOVACEVICMIRO/ISTOCKPHOTO; ANDREA SCHELL Breeders toughen up bees to resist deadly mites The current increase of Varroa destructor, a kind of mite that lives... Read more »

Anthrax-carrying flies follow monkeys through the forest | Science

Mark Bowler/Science Source Human Beings aren’t the just primates flies follow around. The bugs tail monkeys, too, according to a brand-new research study, and they can bring fatal pathogens... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: Animal prostitution and Pavlovian pee responses

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we guarantee you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

Record number of monkeys being used in U.S. research | Science

Rhesus macaques are amongst the most popular nonhuman primates used in biomedical research. AP Photo/BrennanLinsley Thenumber of monkeys used in U.S. biomedical research reached an all-time high in 2015,... Read more »

Are wild monkeys becoming a reservoir for Zika virus in the Americas? | Science

A Brazilian research study discovered Zika virus in lots of wild marmoset monkeys, which might enter into a threatening transmission cycle for people. Leszek Leszczynski/WikimediaCommons (CC BY 2.0) Whenthe... Read more »

Monkeys Eat Fats and Carbs to Keep Warm

University of Sydney scientists have actually discovered monkeys residing in the wild in cold snowy environments change their nutrient consumption to match the raised expenses of thermoregulation. China’s Quinling... Read more »