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Scientists Who Clearly Love 'Star Wars' Name Beetle After Chewbacca

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.28.2016 | Science

Han Solo’s companion isn't as tall as we remember. A newly discovered weevil beetle has been named after the 7-foot-6-inch Wookiee Chewbacca, accord...

Someone Hid A Tiny VW Beetle In A Museum’s Insect Collection

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts

The Beatles sum it up perfectly: “Beep beep'm beep beep yeah!” Someone at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has proved that entomologists ca...

Beetle vs. Bird: Expert Panel Weighs in on Biocontrol of Invasive Tamarisk Trees

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

Tamarisk was introduced to the Western U.S. from Eurasia in the late 1800s, and over the next 50 years it was widely planted as a fast-growing, drought-resistant ornamental and riverbank stabilizer.

New Study Spotlights Upside Of Worried Worms

| Jules Wellinghoff | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

A frightened earthworm is a plant's best friend. Researchers testing the ecological role of the earthworm Pheretima aspergillum (pictured above) in an...

Lucia Graves

Beetle Develops Resistance To Monsanto's GMO Corn | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Corn beetles have been consuming plants that were genetically modified to be resistant to that very beetle, raising fears that a new sup...

9 Incredible Technologies Inspired By Animals (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Animals may not have iPods, or Android phones, or fancy laptop computers--but that hasn't stopped them from inspiring some of the world's most cutting...