Nabokov's Notebook

Nabokov's Notebook A blog about the science in art and the art in science.
"I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception." -Vladimir Nabokov (Writer, Lepidopterist.)

I’ve always been very interested in the nation’s struggling apiaries. For years, a mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder has placed tremendous economic pressures on beekeepers and the pollination business. (This) article represents a small breakthrough in identifying parasitic flies as a potential cause of the decline in honeybee populations. 
Or read about it (here) in Scientific American. 
(Photo by Richard Avedon)

I’ve always been very interested in the nation’s struggling apiaries. For years, a mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder has placed tremendous economic pressures on beekeepers and the pollination business. (This) article represents a small breakthrough in identifying parasitic flies as a potential cause of the decline in honeybee populations. 

Or read about it (here) in Scientific American. 

(Photo by Richard Avedon)

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