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10 Cicada Recipes (If You're Feeling Adventurous)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The cicadas are here! After 17 years underground, Brood II cicadas are slowly emerging from North Carolina to Connecticut. Eventually...

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!"

Cicadas' Bizarre Cleaning Habits

Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

From Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer: Cicadas get a little help from nature when it comes to grooming themselves, a new study finds. As un...

PHOTOS: Insects With Water On Their Heads

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green

It's an admittedly bizarre premise, but the results are extraordinary. Israeli photographer Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein, 26, assembled an entire galler...

Zombies and the Plants Who Can't Wait for Them to Take Over

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

Without real places for flies to lay eggs, for example, the flowers of terrible scent have nothing to aspire to. You can't mimic something that doesn't exist. Or can you?

How to Survive a Plague: Insect Edition!

Tom Judson | Posted 06.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tom Judson

Maybe those demonic brooders aren't even now lurking just below the surface of the Earth, stretching their hexad limbs and blinking awake their millions of smoldering atomic eyes after their 17-year nap.

Only in Florida People, Only in Florida

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Miami
Jenny Isenman

We Floridians are somewhat the butt of a running joke that the random, dangerous, and ass backwards things seem to happen here. Unfortunately, we tend to live up to this stereotype by constantly proving it true.

Hungry Bugs Use 'Math' To Find Fastest Route, Study Shows

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/17/2013 02:00 PM EDT on LiveScience Just as light does, ants traveling through different m...

Sing Fly Mate Die: The Cicadapocalypse Is Nigh

David Rothenberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
David Rothenberg

The world is waiting. Nature often provides us with mysterious happenings that fill us with sublime awe. Why do these cicadas come out only once every 17 years? Is that not a very odd cycle to keep track of? How do they do it?

Bed Bug Folk Remedy Really Works, Research Shows

| Posted 04.17.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson Those suffering from bedbugs may try freezing, burning, or poisoning the pests, often to no avail. Now, researchers have provided ev...

Eerie Fluorescent Creatures Discovered At Old Prison

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 11:39 AM EDT on LiveScience A plan to eliminate rats on Alcatraz, home to th...

Bees Have 'Sixth Sense' For Buzzing, Study Suggests

| Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins The electric fields that build up on honey bees as they fly, flutter their wings, or rub body parts together may allow the insects to...

Every 17 Years

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC

They're baaaack! After 17 years, Brood II cicadas will descend on the D.C. area this year between April and June. According to magicicada.org, a pr...

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...

Can Insects Smell Food from Hundreds of Meters Away?

Quora | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi, Entomologist Within a hundred meters seems likely. That seems to be the limit...

Bugs' Odd Behavior Governed By 'Supergene,' Scientists Say

Posted 01.17.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 01/16/2013 02:07 PM EST on LiveScience Whether fire ants bow to one queen or accept many rulers depends on one lon...

Happy New Year From 2,013 Ants

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

Life is all about carrying on in the face of incredible obstacles. I might think of the megavertebrates -- rhinos in single digits, elephants hiding t...

Worm: the Other Red Meat

OnEarth | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Rachel Nuwer, OnEarth The first time I ate insects was at a party. For a semester-ending celebration, the professor in my undergraduate entomology...

Is This The Most Terrifying Penis Ever?

Posted 11.12.2012 | Science

Male bruchid beetles, also known as cowpea weevils, have spines on their penises that puncture the female reproductive tract during mating, causing si...

Pesky Bug's Ancient Ancestor Brought Back to 'Life'

Posted 09.29.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 09/26/2012 11:19 AM EDT on LiveScience Researchers have made 3D reconstructions of two 300-million-year-o...

WATCH: Meat-Eating Plant Snaps Up Prey FAST

| Posted 10.01.2012 | Science

by Elizabeth Pennisi Many carnivorous plants snag prey by luring them onto sticky surfaces from which there is no escape. But a common sundew (Drose...

You'll Never Believe What This Rifle Does

Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

The housefly has met its match: table salt, shot out of a fake assault rifle. That's the gimmick behind the Bug-A-Salt, an "insect eradication devi...

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 ...

PHOTOS: Record-Breaking 'Bug Trap' Unearthed In Europe

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.14.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Scientists have found three well preserved ancient insects frozen in amber – and time – in what is Earth's oldest bug trap. ...

Tiny Insect Wows Scientists With Weird, Plantlike Ability

Posted 08.22.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 08/21/2012 11:44 AM EDT on LiveScience A tiny insect called the pea aphid might be one of the only anim...