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How You Can Help the Bees

Omega Institute | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Omega Institute

Colony Collapse Disorder, the term used to describe the precipitous decline in the bee population that has occurred in recent years, threatens the foundations of modern agriculture. Here are a few things you can do for the bees.

Slo-Mo Mantis Gives Scientists A Major Surprise

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Science

Praying mantises are pretty amazing jumpers--and you don't have to take that on faith. Just have a look at this amazing new video (above) of a baby ma...

Why Are Bees Disappearing?

Quora | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

There is no one chemical to ban or one company to censure or one critter to eradicate. Instead, CCD is the product of several factors whose whole is deadlier than the sum of its parts.

Newfound Fossils Show We Were Wrong About Roaches

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Updated Tues. Jan. 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET. A common European and African cockroach may have gotten its evolutionary start in North America, according to...

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Some People More Than Others

Quora | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

Each person (and other animal) exudes a cocktail of carbon dioxide and other emanations, and we also emit heat. Mosquitoes may discern any of us as human beings, but some of us will have a more attractive signature than others.

Can Ants Sense Death?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Actually, this was tested very elegantly by E.O. Wilson, the world's leading ant expert.

As Cicadas Invade, Entomologists Have a Field Day

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Entomologist Cole Gilbert finds them "amazing." And after listening to him discourse about the species over lunch late last month, I think I understand why. Cicadas (Magicicada septendecim) -- like many of the species Gilbert studies -- are just plain weird.

Parenting Lessons From Nature's Creepy Crawlers

John McCormick | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

I watched my sons carefully to see if they were buying into mom's passionate ode to nature. The boys seemed to be warming up to the cicadas swarming around them when several flew up and landed on Connor. "Dad!" he yelled. "Get them off me!"

What Happens to an Ant That Gets Lost?

Quora | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi, Entomologist The first option: without the chemical trail to go back home, th...

WATCH: Scientists Solve Mystery Of Cockroach Grooming

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Science

By Elizabeth Pennisi Though often associated with dirty environments, cockroaches are actually quite fastidious, especially when it comes to their...

Weird Wriggler Dubbed World's Leggiest Creature

Posted 11.15.2012 | Science

By: Trevor Stokes, LiveScience Contributor Published: 11/14/2012 09:44 AM EST on LiveScience The world's leggiest creature on record is even more ...

Ants Get Dog Tags For 'World First' Study

Posted 09.01.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/31/2012 11:20 AM EDT on LiveScience About 1,000 northern hairy wood ants are expected to ...

Auburn Discovers New Hunter Spider In Its Backyard (VIDEO)

Posted 05.11.2012 | College

Researchers with Auburn University have discovered a new species of trapdoor spiders in a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of Aubur...

WOW: Video Shows Bug's Intricate Insides

Posted 05.02.2012 | Science

Squash a bug, and what do see? Lots of squishy goop. But that’s misleading--there’s a lot of fascinating anatomy inside intact insects, as you can...

Update on Chilean UFO Videos: Getting the Bugs Out

Leslie Kean | Posted 06.13.2012 | Weird News
Leslie Kean

Even so, I decided to look into this myself by showing the video, PowerPoint slide show, and close-up stills of the object to American entomologists, hopefully with a knowledge of Chilean bugs. After all, wouldn't they be the best qualified to determine if indeed our UFO could be some kind of insect?

Bee Study Showing Bugs' 'Personalities' Has Biologists Buzzing

Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/08/2012 02:09 PM EST on LiveScience Like humans and other vertebrates, some bees are ...

Bizarre Beetle Sperm Use Special Trick To Get Job Done

Posted 02.07.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/06/2012 03:13 PM EST on LiveScience The sperm of the male diving beetle is serious...

Jennifer Angus at CAFAM

Tracey Harnish | Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

The Jennifer Angus show at the Craft and Folk Art Museum is a wonderful mix of entomology, environmental critique, design and hobby.

Bedbug Sleuths: Why Dogs Best Detect the Pests

Dave Ungrady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Ungrady

Dogs have been trained to detect lots of different things, from melanoma cancer to bombs and drugs.