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How Nature Films Can Save the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for "Mommy, look! Look, Mommy," Della, my little 3-year-old niece, gleefully squealed as she f...

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...

The 8 Scariest Bugs To Find In Your Home

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

Yeah, you might not want to read this while eating.

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...

Can Insects Smell Food from Hundreds of Meters Away?

Quora | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science

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

Tasting Table's Top Five Restaurants Picks For December

Tasting Table Monthly Bites: December This article comes to us courtesy of Tasting Table New York. Each month, HuffPost NYC joins TastingTable.c...

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...

The Littlest Wildlife

Ken White | Posted 07.31.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

Butterflies are beautiful, but so too are these millipedes. Next time you see some little thing crawling, hopping, flying, or scurrying by on what seems like a surplus of legs, say "Gadzooks, it's an invert" instead of "Ewww, it's a bug."

Why Are Lovebugs Flying Around My Car?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 07.14.2012 | Weird News
Mark Hostetler

If you live in Florida or in the Southeast, you are currently being inundated by swarms of lovebugs flying around your vehicle. You may be thinking, "Do these critters have a death wish?" Well, there is a reason for everything.

Spider's Creepy Offering To Mates Spotlighted In New Study

| Posted 04.24.2012 | Science

Nothing says love like chewed-up body parts—at least for nursery-web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis). In some populations of these European arachnids, ...

PHOTOS: Invaluable Tips for the Macro Photographer

Thomas Shahan | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Thomas Shahan


Soldier Bugs Use Chemical Warfare, 'Death Squeeze' To Defend Colony

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/10/2012 07:18 PM EDT on LiveScience The insects often called thunderbugs include sold...

Starbucks Drops Controversial Bug Ingredient

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Starbucks has announced it will no longer use cochineal extract in its Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino drinks and other products, instead opt...

WATCH: Huge Implications For 'Spider Silk'

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Hybrid silkworms that can produce a composite of worm and spider silk in large amounts have been created by scientists from the University of Wyoming....


AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California scientists say they have found a possible explanation for a honey bee die-off that has decimated hives aro...

WATCH: A Lavish Insect Feast, And Why We Should Eat Bugs

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

Before you call this video gross, or trendy, or it. David Gracer, an entomophagy (bug eating) expert gives a pretty good case for making wider use of bugs.

Study Finds Chivalrous Crickets Mate More Often

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

By Sophie Bushwick (Click here for original article.) Jiminy Cricket may not actually hold the door open for his lady friends, but he can still be...

The BugFest Critter Cook-Off!

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Which wine goes best with mealworms and crickets? The annual contest at a North Carolina museum may help answer the question. The No...

WATCH: One Boy's Theory About Spiderwebs

Posted 10.28.2011 | Comedy

Three-year-old Teddy recently witnessed his first bug getting caught in a spider's web, and you can tell his dad is a little reluctant to tell him wha...

Dangerous Beetle Intercepted At O'Hare

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

A beetle ranked among "one of the top 100 most feared pests in the world" was recently found in a bag of rice and intercepted at the O'Hare Airport be...

WATCH: City Hall Has A Roach Problem, Susana Mendoza Reports

Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

Story by Chuck Kramer, courtesy of the Windy City Times Susana Mendoza, Chicago's recently elected city clerk, had a rude surprise waiting for her ...

Insect Facts: What They Tell Us About Ourselves (PHOTOS)

Marlene Zuk | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books
Marlene Zuk

People are more afraid of insects than they are of dying, at least if you believe The Book of Lists. Only public speaking and heights exceeded the six-legged as sources of fear, although "financial problems" and "deep water" tied with insects at number three. Dying came in at number six.

Thelon Expedition: Mosquitoes Rule the Tundra

M. Sanjayan | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

There are two constants on the Thelon Expedition: paddling six to eight hours each day, and the biting bugs. Black flies and mosquitoes are everywhere.

Does Bug Spray Do More Harm Than Good?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Protecting yourself from bites is important, but if the repellent annoys the mosquito, have you ever wondered if it can also hurt you?