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April 15, 2016


sugar beets

Beet Parasites

Sugar beets are susceptible to wormy parasites that decrease crop yields.

April 12, 2016


line of caterpillars

Pine Processionary Caterpillars

Pine processionary caterpillars march to a different drum! They travel great distances in single-file.

March 13, 2015


yucca moths in plant

Yucca Flowers and Yucca Moths

Yucca moths and flowers depend on each other for reproduction.

March 14, 2014


A fly sits on the edge of something

What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

August 7, 2013


Fruit flies on an orange

Fruit Flies Love Alcohol!

If you're a fruit fly, literally dousing your offspring in alcohol is apparently one of the best ways to protect them from danger...

June 15, 2012


maggot on paper

Maggot Therapy And Modern Medicine

During World War 1 soldiers' maggot-infested wounds almost never became infected. What was going on?

March 5, 2012


swarm of jellyfish

What Is Causing The Swarms Of Jellyfish?

Scientists have been finding swarms of jellyfish, called blooms, all over the world.

July 7, 2010



Why Do Mexican Jumping Beans Jump?

You may have held Mexican jumping beans as a child and wondered how they work. The answer may surprise you...

December 10, 2009



Bugs In Cake Mixes

What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?

July 7, 2009



Sneaky Botflies and Clever Reindeer

Botflies are parasites that deposit larvae inside the noses of their hosts, including reindeer. To adapt, the deer learn elaborate behaviors to avoid the flies.

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