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Why Are Bees Disappearing?

Quora | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Quora

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.

Would You Eat These Chocolate Covered Bugs?

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.12.2014 | Weird News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with "tarsal t...

This Is Why You Should Be Eating Insects

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

By the year 2100, there will be an estimated 11 billion people living on Earth. With that many mouths to feed, combined with the potential impact ...

One BumbleBee, Three Children and Me: A Lesson Learned

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Firstly, let me state that I'm TERRIFIED of Bees and Wasps. Whilst I recognize that this fear (phobia?) of mine is, to some degree, irrational, I've lived with it for forty odd years and gotten used to it. It is what it is, you know?

An Easy, Free Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Bruce Lubin | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Nothing can ruin a backyard get-together faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. So, each summer, we prepare to do battle: body sprays, yard sprays, citronella candles...yet even with all these expensive weapons we still end up covered in bug bites!

Get Up Close And Personal With The Planet's Creepy Crawlies

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

lalermerah by Yudy Sauw on 500px Humans of New York, created by Brandon Stanton, seems to have inspired quite the portrait photography ...

This May Be The World's Largest Aquatic Insect, And It Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

If you have entomophobia (or if you’re even the teensiest bit squeamish when it comes to bugs), you might want to avert your eyes. A giant aquati...

Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...

10 Terrifying Parasites That Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the stuff of nightmares are so small, you can't even see them. Yes, we are talking about terrifying, horrifying, disgusting, crazy, scar...

Delicious Creepy Crawly Snacks Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.07.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Our six-legged neighbors could solve the problems of growing poverty.

EXPLAINED: Why Bugs Sip Crocodile Tears

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Science

Never smile at a crocodile—or sit on its face and drink its tears. Yet that’s exactly what ecologist Carlos de la Rosa spotted a butterfly and a ...

Deadly Bug's Genetic Code Finally Cracked

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic code of the tsetse fly, the bloodsu...

Taking a Stroll With E.O. Wilson

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

  Illuminating the eternal through nature, and the humanity of an icon of science. To say that E.O. Wilson, arguably the greatest living biolog...

Trapped 'Assassins' Give Rare Look At Prehistoric Life

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science

An extinct species of assassin fly that lived during the age of the dinosaurs has been discovered inside a translucent tomb of amber. A male and a ...

Encourage Your Kids to Be Eco-Adventurers

Neale Godfrey | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Following a winter that was exceptionally harsh for much of the United States, spring has finally returned. Milder weather, longer days, and the re-emergence of flowers and creatures should remind us of the wonders of nature that are just outside our doors. Help your kids to appreciate and understand the eco-world around us.

Record Cold Digs Into Invasive Insect Population

Posted 03.09.2014 | Green

From AccuWeather's Mark Leberfinger: The brutally cold winter of 2013-14 has put a dent in the invasive insect population, but it won't be a total ...

Our Cocoon -- A Poem

Jacob Weber | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Jacob Weber

You're still sleeping. And I'm up, trying to work, to focus to not log on to you know what. I catch a moth in the dim hall search every inch of a cl...

VIDEO: Can Eating Bugs Save The World?

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Candied sesame crickets are not the first ingredient most people would add to a stir fry. But for entomophagist and author Daniella Martin, cooking wi...

Here's Why You Should Start Eating (More) Bugs

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste

Wait, just hear us out. Insects could be the next big thing in food.

10 Sex Positions To Try If You're An Insect

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Let's talk about bug sex. What do wasps know about the birds and the bees? How do beetles do it with those big shells? And do bugs ever have orgies? ...

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...

WATCH: This Flower Is Not What It Seems

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

You might have to do a double-take before realizing this beautiful flower is not what it seems. It is actually a brilliantly camouflaged insect ca...

WATCH: Nasty Little Bugs Create Beautiful Art (With A Little Help)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science

Fire ants get a bad rap--and for good reason. The pesky little brutes are notorious for their biting, stinging ways--and, as millions of Americans dis...

What Can We Learn From Meerkats?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

What can humans learn from meerkats? More than you might imagine. A provocative new study shows that, among meerkats and other social animals, con...

5 Restaurants That Make Bugs Taste Delicious

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Bugs may be the protein of the future, so you might as well learn to love 'em.