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Mosquitoes Deliver a Double Whammy of Diseases

11-23-2016

Mosquitoes Deliver a Double Whammy of Diseases

New studies have revealed some rather bad news about the mosquito's ability to pass on diseases. It turns out they're even better at it than we'd previously thought. So, you know how mosquitoes can carry more than one disease, as in they might be...

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Armor-Covered Spiders

11-16-2016

Armor-Covered Spiders

Spiders are scary enough even when they don't have any special adaptations. One species of spider called tetrablemmids has special body armor that is extremely strong and durable. These spiders have multiple layers of thick, hardened exoskeleton...

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Why Are People So Afraid Of Insects And Spiders?

11-09-2016

Why Are People So Afraid Of Insects And Spiders?

According to the diagnostic manual of mental disorders, people who suffer from pathological fears of spiders and insects have what is referred to as "entomophobia." Of course people can be afraid of creepy-crawlies without having a full-blown...

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Bill Gates May Have Developed a Way to End the Zika Virus

11-02-2016

Bill Gates May Have Developed a Way to End the Zika Virus

For the most part news about the current situation with the spread of the Zika virus is not incredibly positive. However, Bill Gates developed some far out technology that might just be the answer to our prayers, and he is now helping countries like...

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Why Do Some Worker Insects Occasionally Kill Their Queen?

10-25-2016

Why Do Some Worker Insects Occasionally Kill Their Queen?

Most people probably assume that worker insects cannot possibly commit matricide against their birth-giving queen leaders. Well, most people are wrong because it happens all the time. There are indeed some rare circumstances in which matricide,...

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Can Spiders Hear What We Are Saying?

10-19-2016

Can Spiders Hear What We Are Saying?

For decades, entomologists around the world have all agreed that spiders cannot hear sounds. But how could arthropod researchers be so sure that spiders are unable to hear? Well . . . they just looked at the spiders with a magnifying glass and did...

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What Is The Difference Between Spiders And Opiliones?

09-13-2016

What Is The Difference Between Spiders And Opiliones?

We have all heard of spiders, but what are opiliones? First of all opiliones are better known as "harvestman." Second of all there does not exist much difference between the two types since they are both arthropods and they are both members of the...

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So You Think You Know Everything About Dragonflies

08-31-2016

So You Think You Know Everything About Dragonflies

Almost everyone has seen a dragonfly at least once in their lifetime. They're big, colorful, and generally well-liked, as they kill many insect pests and leave us humans alone. But while these insects may seem pretty normal and you probably don't...

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A Symphony Of Insects

08-24-2016

A Symphony Of Insects

If you have been eagerly awaiting the new groundbreaking CD and book entitled The Songs Of Insects, which features a symphony of bugs singing in harmony, then I am afraid that you just missed it. However, for the five or six people who love the...

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Being a Mosquito Magnet is in Your Genes

07-05-2016

Being a Mosquito Magnet is in Your Genes

Do mosquitoes flock towards you whenever you dare to step outside? Well, according to a recent study you can blame a good part of this on your genes. We already knew that biology had something to do with how attractive or repellent a person is to a...

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