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Posts tagged insects

August 2, 2010

 

A bowl of vanilla and strawberry ice cream

Glycoproteins, Xylomannan, And Bug Protein In Your Ice Cream

Did you know that scientists are studying how bugs survive in harsh, frozen environments to learn how to keep our ice cream cold?

January 6, 2010

 

A close-up of a katydid.

The Siren Song of the Spotted Katydid

Learn how female katydids deceptively lure male cicadas to their death, on this Moment of Science.

October 12, 2009

 

Still image of a bee flying

Insects And Climate Change

Just how vulnerable and sensitive are insects to climate change?

August 14, 2009

 

Bush-cricket on leaf

How To Calculate The Temperature With The Chirp Of A Cricket

Ever been camping and wondered what the temperature was? Here's a way to find out! All you need is wrist watch, your ears, and a little patience.

May 20, 2009

 

Close up of cricket

Big-headed Males are Better Fighters

Are big-headed males really better fighters? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 4, 2009

 

Mosquito sucking blood

Mosquito Love Buzz

Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?

April 17, 2009

 

Pollen covered honey bee

Die, Bee, Die!

In evolutionary terms, a "successful" organism is one that passes on its genes -- not necessarily one that lives a long life.

March 4, 2009

 

Aphids crawling on leaf

Family Planning, Aphid Style

Female aphids don't need males to reproduce. Their trick is called "parthenogenesis" and means big savings in time and energy.

January 14, 2009

 

Wasp eating a caterpillar

The Conversation of Wasps and Roses

Rose bushes and other plants have a time honored method of communicating with yellow jackets and other wasps.

October 8, 2008

 

Soybean field in late evening

All This Carbon Dioxide is Making Me Hungry!

Higher atmospheric CO2 increases the rate of photosynthesis, and thus the amount of carbohydrates in plant leaves.

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