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Bees can count to four.

Bees can count to four.

Cell phones cause bees to behave erratically.

Cell phones cause bees to behave erratically.

Queen bees control their workers’ brains with homovanillyl alcohol.

Queen bees control their workers’ brains with homovanillyl alcohol.

Bees prefer nectar that contains caffeine and nicotine.

Bees prefer nectar that contains caffeine and nicotine.

Stingless Trigona carbonaria bees encase their enemies in resin.

Stingless Trigona carbonaria bees encase their enemies in resin.

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Cost of renting a giant panda from the Chinese government, per day:

$1,500

In response to a major volcanic eruption, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines vowed he would “eat that ashfall. I’m even going to pee on Taal, that goddamned volcano.”

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