2 Nov 2022

Science: Fun-seeking bees, nose-picking primates, death-telling smartphones

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 2 November 2022

Science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles joins Kathryn to talk about new research that has found bumblebees will play with tiny wooden balls - despite there being no reason to do so.

The aye-aye, a primate in Madagascar, has a particularly bad habit of picking and eating what they find up their nose, and information on how we walk can help a smartphone calculate our five-year risk of dying.

 Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.

Bumblebees playing with balls

Photo: Supplied


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