1. Bumble Bees Give up Sleep to Care for Young, Even When They're Not Their Own - Newsweek

    Bumble Bees Give up Sleep to Care for Young, Even When They're Not Their Own - Newsweek

    A study has revealed that bumble bees appear to give up sleep in order to care for their hive's young, even if the offspring isn't their own. 

    Bumble bees studied by scientists in Israel slept less in order to tend to larvae, as well as pupae that don't need feeding.

    Almost all animals sleep. Losing out on it is not only detrimental to how well daily tasks can be carried out, but also to health and survival, the researchers explained in the journal Current Biology. But sometimes skipping shut-eye can be beneficial if it frees up time ...

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