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October 15, 2018

 

What Is A Butterwort?

This merciless carnivore traps, and then slowly saps the life out of its prey. And despite having a maximum length of 30 cm, it’s a prodigious killer.

July 18, 2018

 

Honeybees Use Heat To Fight Wasps

If honeybees in China were to become characters in a superhero comic book, they might be called Great Balls of Fire.

July 6, 2018

 

A Bug’s Gotta Have Heart

Do insects even have hearts? Sure they do, but their hearts are somewhat different from human hearts.

June 4, 2018

 

Is That Bug Really a Bug?

True bugs are distinguished from other insects by the structure of their mouthparts and the way they feed.

January 17, 2018

 

A male common hawker dragonfly (Aeshna juncea).

Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Survive

Only five insect species on Earth have been observed pretending to be dead to survive.

September 25, 2017

 

Honey bee covered in pollen

Are Insects Conscious?

Scientists are studying how bees experience life.

May 3, 2017

 

Isn't this an amazing dragonfly?

Ancient Birds Versus Giant Insects

Scientists have found fossilized remains of dragonflies with wingspans several feet in diameter.

March 30, 2017

 

Plants being attacked by an insect might release scents that attract the predators of that insect.

Plants Arming Themselves

Plants do several defensive things when confronted by insects and animals.

November 3, 2016

 

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The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

September 23, 2016

 

Insects. They're yuck to humans but yum to other animals.

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

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