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Interview with Dr. Justin O. Schmidt

A few weeks back we brought you a story on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, a system developed to compare the relative intensity of Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants) stings. The index was developed through personal “research” conducted unintentionally by Dr. Justin Schmidt, an entomologist who has devoted his life to these ornery critters. As…

A mad scientist at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, has developed a new technique for finding unexploded land mines: bomb-sniffing bees! Professor Nikola Kezic spends his days training hives of honey bees–whose sense of smell is much more powerful than that of humans– to detect and point out explosives buried in the ground. By combining…