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5 Most Luxurious Bug Sprays to Try This Summer

W | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
W

For W magazine, by Jane Larkworthy. Photo: Courtesy of Integrity Botanicals Whether you're visiting a country with Zika virus is on your itine...

Mayfly Season Is Here, And It's The Stuff Of Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.27.2016 | Weird News

An Illinois bridge resembled a scene from a horror movie this weekend when swarms of inch-long mayflies greased the road and blanketed cars in a creep...

Turns Out Mosquitoes Are Even More Horrifying Up Close

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science

Chances are, you already aren’t a fan of mosquitos. They kill more human beings than any other animal on the planet (yes, even including other human...

The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green

Atlas Obscura | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

The Taj Mahal in its regular garb. (Photo: Shikhar Sharma/CC BY-SA 3.0) by Cara Giaimo, originally posted on Atlas Obscura The Taj Mahal, one of...

These Awe-Inspiring Photos Show Just How Beautiful Insects Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science

The mundane beetle is incredibly magnificent up close. That's evident in the latest work of British photographer Levon Biss, whose intricate images of...

Bugs or Help! Mama's Cooking With Larvae

Brandon Judell | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Bugs takes a topic that might ordinarily make the squeamish quite queasy and instead, with intelligence and some humor, allows us to identify with the hardships we and our world will have to overcome both in the present and even more direly in the future.

One Of Our Worst Fears May Be True: Bedbugs Are Getting Stronger

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.17.2016 | Science

Sleep tight... In case your phobia of bedbugs wasn't torturous enough, here comes a new study that suggests the pesky insects are getting stronger. Re...

They Walk Among Us

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.28.2016 | Weird News
Nancy Cohen-koan

By permission of Phillip Birch, artist Lyles & King Gallery ------------------------------------------------------...

Eastern Monarch Butterflies May Be At Risk Of Extinction Within 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Science

North America’s eastern monarch butterflies may still be at risk of extinction, despite recent increases in their population. The population of east...

This New Arctic Butterfly Species May Only Exist In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Science

A newly discovered butterfly species may be the only type of butterfly that can be found solely in Alaska. The Tanana Arctic butterfly (Oeneis tanana)...

Edible Insects Take the Spotlight

Olena Kagui | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Olena Kagui

Eating insects is a hot topic and has been receiving lots of media attention lately which helps spread awareness. But more research needs to be done to develop the insect-rearing processes.

What Is The World's Most Poisonous Spider?

Michael Lazar | Posted 02.19.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

I've been guilty of it and there's a good chance that you or someone that you might know has also been guilty of this in the past: claiming that the d...

How 11 Top NYC Doctors Missed My Lyme Disease

Dana Parish | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He listened for 10 minutes and calmly said, "You have Lyme. Lyme does all kinds of weird things, but you'll get better. Amazing that I am only the 12th doctor you've been to. Most find me somewhere between 20 and 100."

We're Losing The War On Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science

In the ongoing battle between bedbugs and the humans whose blood they suck, it seems the bugs may be winning -- at least in some parts of the country....

New Study About Creatures Living In Your Home May Freak You Out

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

Right now, your home just may be teeming with any of more than 500 different kinds of insects, spiders, mites, centipedes and other creepy crawlies. T...

Here's Why Scientists Are Giving Tiny Glasses To Insects

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.01.2016 | Science

Researchers are equipping praying mantises with stylish 3D shades -- and not just for fun. The tiny glasses were used in a study published in the jou...

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...

Sorry Insects, I'm Just Not That Into You

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.19.2015 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

To all the insects out there, I say this: you guys are great and all. Really, you are. I'm sure you serve some vital function with regards to keeping our precariously-balanced ecosystem in check and blah blah blah.

You Need to Know: How to Cook and Eat Bugs

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 10.19.2015 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

Insects are easy to raise by individuals. Insect farms consist of a simple container with a lid, perhaps a bit of water and feed. They are cheap to maintain and take up little space. Think: immediate, healthy, low cost protein for families. Cricket topped mac n' cheese, anyone?

The Animal Protein That's Healthier Than Beef, Chicken And Pork

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

It sounds like an ancient proverb, but it's actually a scientific finding: In a battle of little insect versus big cow, insect wins. A study publishe...

One Trick Made These Animal Photos Look Totally 3D

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science

If you like nature photos, you're going to love a gorgeous new series by French photographer Philippe Martin. The animals depicted in the photos--from...

Scientists Reveal Secret To Dung Beetles' Impressive Navigation Skills

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science

Dung beetles spend their days collecting other animals' poop to feed on. While they may not seem like the most elegant of creatures, it turns out thei...

Summer Wants You Dead

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

We learn caution, appropriate distrust and how to fight dirty. These are lessons that our visitors would do well to understand. Because like it or not, Summer wants you dead. Now go and enjoy your bike ride!

Summer Bugs: Who Lives, Who Dies

Robyn Passante | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Robyn Passante

Summer is that time of year when I open my home unwittingly to all kinds of unwelcome guests. No, I'm not talking about my kids' friends; I'm talking about bugs. Lots of bugs. Squishy bugs, flying bugs, crunchy bugs, angry bugs, bugs with agendas.

Everything You Need To Know About Getting Rid Of Common Garden Pests

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

You've spent all summer cultivating a beautiful garden. But one morning, you look out your window and see ALL of the tomatoes have been eaten. It's a ...