Brains of Bee Scouts Are Wired for Adventure (NYT)

Some honeybees are known to be thrill-seeking adventurers — the David Blaines of their hive, so to speak. Known as scouts, they fearlessly leave their hives and search for new sources of food and new hive locations for the rest of the colony.

Now, a new study suggests that these scouts have genetic brain patterns that set them apart from other bees.