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FEEBLE FORCE Scientists detected a tiny force using a charged atom (illustrated as a red sphere), which moved (orange) when pelted with laser light (purple). A lens focused light emitted from the atom into a moving image (black arrow).
V. Blūms et al/Science Advances 2018
WHAT’S THE BUZZ Honeybees (shown) and bumblebees can resist a type of neonicotinoid insecticide thanks to a family of enzymes that metabolize toxic compounds.
Bayer Bee Care Center
WINGING IT Earwigs don’t normally reveal their wings, but the folded-up appendages unfurl on demand and lock into place until refolded.