11-23-2016Mosquitoes 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...Read More
11-09-2016Why 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...Read More
11-02-2016Bill 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...Read More
10-25-2016Why 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,...Read More
10-19-2016Can 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...Read More
09-13-2016What 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...Read More
08-31-2016So 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...Read More
07-05-2016Being 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...Read More