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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Help Fight Malaria

Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green

Researchers have created another model of a genetically modified mosquito that could help stop the insect from spreading malaria, according to a press...

Prehistoric Insects Were HOW Big?

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/04/2012 03:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Millions of years ago, oversized insects like gri...

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."

X-Ray Study Yields Surprising New Insight About Ancient Bugs

Posted 05.15.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/14/2012 06:15 PM EDT on LiveScience With massive dinosaurs towering above, tiny fem...

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.

Tessa Farmer's Savage Fairy World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Insect corpses, taxidermy, tree root and superglue are the primary components of London-based artist Tessa Farmer’s intricate sculptural installatio...

Tiny Bugs Do Dirty Work For Meat-Eating Plants

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/09/2012 05:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Carnivorous plants can have valuable allies in ants,...

Are Bees Everywhere In Trouble?

Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Bees are making headlines these days, and not in a positive way. Colony collapse disorder has cut through honeybee populations, with some beekeepers r...

Tiny Insect Takes Violent Sex To Extreme

Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/08/2012 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Violent sex is taken to an extreme in warehouse pir...

When Sex-Starved Males Meet Hungry Females

Posted 04.26.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/25/2012 06:10 PM EDT on LiveScience For some spiders and the praying mantis, mating is ...

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

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WATCH: Leg-Snapping Study Spotlights Bug's Amazing Strength

| Erin Loury | Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

A cockroach crunched underfoot may not seem like a model of strength, but scientists have discovered that bug skeletons are tougher than we think. I...

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...

Sick Ants Exhibit Amazing Behavior

Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/03/2012 05:05 PM EDT on LiveScience Like crowded megacities, busy ant colonies face a h...

'Drug'-Using Bugs Use Surprising Substance To Fight Infection

Posted 04.02.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/31/2012 09:09 AM EDT on LiveScience When they get sick, bees raid their own "medicine...

Common Pesticides Harm Bees, Studies Show

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green

By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered ways in which even low doses of widely used pesticides can har...

WATCH: Honeybees Form 'Bee Ball' To Take Out Predator

Reuters | Mariko Lochridge | Posted 05.28.2012 | Science

By Mariko Lochridge TOKYO (Reuters) - Don't mess with Japanese honeybees. Not only do they cooperate to attack their enemies, researche...

13 Natural Defenses Against Ants

Posted 09.10.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Kimi Harris: Little tiny ants have been spotted in our new home, and many people are suffering the same fate across th...

WATCH: Ants' Dying Queen Mated With As Spider Eats Her Head-First

Posted 03.26.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/24/2012 11:46 AM EDT on LiveScience We can't all be picky about our mates, and ants e...

'A Bug's Life' Gets Drawn Out

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

Normally we're so preoccupied with what's going on that we never stop to smell the roses or watch the insects! Come to think of it, insects probably w...

Bee Study Showing Bugs' 'Personalities' Has Biologists Buzzing

Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/08/2012 02:09 PM EST on LiveScience Like humans and other vertebrates, some bees are ...

Bizarre Beetle Sperm Use Special Trick To Get Job Done

Posted 02.07.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/06/2012 03:13 PM EST on LiveScience The sperm of the male diving beetle is serious...

Insects Top Newly Discovered Species List

Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

By: Remy Melina, LiveScience Staff Writer An annual inventory of newly discovered species lists more than 19,000 – half of them insects. A tota...

Cirque du Soleil's Ovo Drove Me Buggy... In a Nice Way

Jay Weston | Posted 03.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When the lights went down, the 'insects' started crawling around the stage (and the theatre), and I was immersed in a headlong rush into their colorful ecosystem teeming with weird life.