Nov 2020 – Bumblebees can fly sideways to fit through tight gaps, New Scientist

Nov 2020 – Agility of bees could inspire drones that squeeze through tight spaces, New Atlas

Jun 2020 – How bees avoid bumping into nature’s obstacle course, New York Times

Apr 2020 – Spotlight on Outstanding Student Entomologist: Annaliese Wargin, U.C. Davis Agriculture & Natural Resources blog

Feb 2020 – Bumblebees are the super heavyweights of the insect world, Daily Mail

Feb 2020 – Bumblebees can fly in ‘economy mode’,  Cosmos Magazine

Dec 2019 – Post doc interviews in the Life Sciences may promote bias, Lab Manager

Apr 2019 – Seeing nature with fresh eyes, U.C. Davis News & Information

Jan 2019 – Stacey Combes recognized as a 2019 Chancellor’s Fellow, U.C. Davis News & Information

Nov 2018 – Bees on the brink: Study shows pesticide exposure can dramatically impact bees’ social behavior, AAAS EurekAlert!

Oct 2018 – Flight turbulence: New study explores how flies navigate unstable convective air, U.C. Davis News & Information

Apr 2018 – Why these bumblebees are wearing itty-bitty QR codes, Wired

Mar 2018 – Training a bee to fly upwind: Stacey Combes’ research reveals the complex biomechanics that help insects survive, U.C. Davis News & Information

Mar 2018 – Researchers study flower that catapults pollen,

Nov 2018 – New tracking system could show – at last – how pesticides are harming bee colonies, Science Magazine News

Nov 2018 – Social bee-stortion: Exploring pestide’s effects on pollinators, U.C. Davis News & Information

Apr 2018 – Barcoded bumblebees explain how jobs change inside the hive, Inverse

Apr 2018 – Industrious bees fill in for coworkers, could inspire Mars mission, Chemical & Engineering News

Feb 2018 – For this flower, it’s ready, set, launch, Harvard Gazette

Jul 2017 – Bumblebees are teaching scientists how to build better drones, Forbes Magazine

Mar 2017 – Bumblebees adapt for turbulence, Outside JEB

Jan 2017 – Drones inspired by flying insects could keep flying even when damaged, New Scientist

Dec 2016 – Eight ways animal flight inspires drone design, Live Science

Aug 2016 – What’s the Buzz? Bees, Behavior, and Pollination, Colloquy Magazine, Harvard University

Jun 2016 – Bumblebees collide with obstacles more often than you think, Gizmodo

Apr 2016 – Lens of Time: Bumper Bees, BioGraphic, California Academy of Sciences

Dec 2015 – Headbanging Aussie bee takes a heavy metal approach to pollination, Science Daily

Dec 2015 – Australian blue-banded bees filmed headbanging flowers 350 times a second, Sci-news

Aug 2015 – Heavy loads of pollen may shift flight plans of the bumblebee, All Things Considered, National Public Radio

Aug 2015 – Study shows bumblebees fly differently depending on the load they are carrying,

Mar 2015 – Tiny masters of turbulent air, ScienceTake, New York Times

Jun 2014 – Abramson Award to Spirling, Combes, Harvard Gazette

Sep 2013 – Bumblebee flight inspires “bad weather robot” design, BBC News

Apr 2013 – Dragonflies, Nature’s Deadly Drone, but Prettier, New York Times

Mar 2013 – Wing flexibility enhances load-lifting capacity in bumblebees,

Jan 2013 – Frankensteinish Flight of the Bumblebee, News of the Week, Science Magazine

Sep 2011 – Dragonflies: The flying aces of the insect world, Science Nation, National Science Foundation