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May 30, 2013

 

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Why Is Insect Blood Green Or Yellow?

You've probably heard someone use the phrase "blood red," but have you ever wondered if all blood really is red in humans?

April 17, 2013

 

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All About The Giant Weta

On today's Moment of Science, we're talking about the giant weta, a record holder of the insect world that needs our protection.

June 1, 2012

 

a ladybug crawls up a hill of snow

Bug Antifreeze

How do tiny bugs survive the harsh cold of winter?

October 20, 2011

 

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What Is The Loudest Animal On Earth? Hint: It’s Tiny!

Take your guess: lions, tigers, or bears. Nope, you're wrong!

July 6, 2011

 

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Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

September 12, 2010

 

Slideshow Quiz: Guess That Backyard Crawler!

How well to you pay attention to your backyard buzz? Time to take out our magnifying glasses and get personal.

November 3, 2008

 

Mantid on Wet Ground

The Cyclopean Ear

Mantids are some of the most impressive insect predators, regularly snaring other insects or even the occasional lizard, snake or frog.

April 15, 2007

 

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Dragonfly Migration

Scientists try to crack the mystery of dragonfly migrations.

January 2, 2007

 

A killer wasp sits on a tree

The Cicada Killer Wasp: Cool Or Cruel

Have you heard of the cicada killer wasp? It's a cool name, but the bug itself is quite cruel.

July 16, 2006

 

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The Fastest Running Insect

The fastest of them are so fast that they travel about 170 times their body length per second.

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