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This Week In Science: Seeing Infrared, Earth's Shield, and a Bug Smorgasbord

World Science Festival | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

Ducklings All Ditches United

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favourite topics: baby ducklings! Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level...

Mr. Pink: The Rare Pink Grasshopper

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Not so long ago, one of my photo-pals found a pink grasshopper. To be very honest: his special find made me a little bit jealous.After all it is just about the closest thing to a pink elephant!

A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

Meg Lowman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

I love insects, which is probably why I became a scientist, focusing on these extraordinary critters and their relationships with plants in the forest canopy. But insects also love me -- and a recent research trip to Ethiopia proved no exception.

If You're Afraid Of Spiders, Shield Your Eyes

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

There are spiders, and then there are Australian spiders. Seriously, this arachnid could star in its own monster movie, no special effects needed...

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...

Spider Facts vs. Myth

Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Do you really swallow four spiders a year? Are hobo spiders actually that dangerous? Surprisingly, no. The folks over at Porch.com put together thi...

Hand-Feeding Tiny Dragonfly Is A Surprisingly Huge Case Of Cute

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Green

When this woman found an injured dragonfly on the banks of the Willamette River, she tried to feed it a few different ways. Finally one method worked,...

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...

Dung Beetles' Poop Preferences Revealed

Posted 04.15.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/13/2012 03:56 PM EDT on LiveScience Dung beetles prefer the smelliest poop they can fin...

Proving That Size Does Matter, The Singing Penis Insect Is The Loudest Animal On Earth

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Courtship never sounded so sweet -- at least in the insect kingdom. It appears that a tiny bug known as the singing penis (also, water boatman, or Mi...

The Beetle Is The World's Strongest Insect

The Independent | John von Radowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After months of trials, a contender for the title of World's Strongest Insect was named by scientists today. The dung beetle species Onthophagus taur...