insects
Weird
These Caterpillars Chow Down on Plastic Bags
Scientists say wax worms may be a way to help dispose of non-biodegradable plastic waste.... READ ON
News
Giant Cannibal Slugs Invade the UK
On their menu: crops, dead mice, and dog poop.... READ ON
Food
Jelly Bean Day Fact: Jelly Beans Are Made With Insect Secretions
Happy Jelly Bean Day?!... READ ON
Science
Tiny Prehistoric Beetle Was First to Mooch off Termites
The horseshoe-crab-shaped bugs have been hanging out in a drop of amber for the last 99 million years.... READ ON
Animals
Exploding Moth Populations Threaten England's Historic Sites
Centuries-old tapestries, carpets, and taxidermied animals are at risk.... READ ON
Videos
Watch: These Fruit Flies are Superheroes of Brain Science
Zap them and they fight. Zap them harder and they flirt.... READ ON
Science
Married Entomologists Donate Insect Collection Worth $10 Million
The duo is giving their collection to the university that brought them together.... READ ON
Food
A Swiss Restaurant Now Offers Bug-Based Cooking Classes
Insects are a sustainable and healthy food source, Bern's Löscher restaurant explains.... READ ON
Live Smarter
2017 Might be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease
Warmer temperatures have led to an increase in the tick population. Here's how to avoid them.... READ ON
Videos
Bees Are Way Smarter (And Sassier!) Than You'd Think
Apart from propping up human survival by pollinating our crops, bees are also the capable architects, mathematicians, and navigators of the insect world.... READ ON
Animals
Why Lady Mantises Eat Their Mates
Genetically speaking, getting eaten could be the best thing to ever happen to a male mantis.... READ ON
Quizzes
Pick the Bugs in These Song Lyrics
Animals
Honeybees Go "Whoop!" When They Bump Into Each Other
They make the adorable sound with their wings when they're startled. Listen below.... READ ON
Science
13 Secrets of Forensic Entomologists
4. They rarely go to crime scenes.... READ ON
Animals
Biologist Names Moth After Trump to Send Message About Conservation
Vazrick Nazari said he hoped the move would publicize the need to “continue protecting fragile habitats in the U.S.”... READ ON
Live Smarter
The Most Rat- and Roach-Infested Cities in the U.S.
One city reported vermin in 2 out of 5 households.... READ ON

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