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The Most Painful Venom Known To Man: Milking The Bullet Ant

08-07-2015

The Most Painful Venom Known To Man: Milking The Bullet Ant

Deciphering The Most Painful Venom Known To Man: Milking The Bullet Ant If you are a keen masochist, then perhaps a time dedicated to studying bullet ants would be your kind of thing. Bullet ants possess the most painful venom known to man, and...

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Cockroach Exhibit in Japan Features Man-sized Trap

08-06-2015

Cockroach Exhibit in Japan Features Man-sized Trap

Cockroach Exhibit in Japan Features Man-sized Trap When you think about an animal exhibit, you usually imagine it displaying something as typical as bears, elephants, seals, giraffes or lions -- the usual public favorites. But in an an act of...

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Hybrid Termites Flourish Under Unusual Palm Beach County Heat

08-03-2015

Hybrid Termites Flourish Under Unusual Palm Beach County Heat

Hybrid Termites Flourish Under Unusual Palm Beach County Heat The arrival of spring and summer seasons have always heralded the arrival of tourists and local vacationists. But recently, Florida has also been teeming with something -- or in this...

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Drug Bugs May Be Flying at an Airport Near You

07-31-2015

Drug Bugs May Be Flying at an Airport Near You

Drug Bugs May Be Flying at an Airport Near You Dog training certainly seems accessible for any interested owner, and lab mice and rats are well heeled with the assistance of their scientist overlords, but trained bugs? Turns out bees are a lot...

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Male Flies Do More Harm Than Good in Seeking ‘Hot’ Mates

07-29-2015

Male Flies Do More Harm Than Good in Seeking ‘Hot’ Mates

Male Flies Do More Harm Than Good in Seeking ‘Hot' Mates We all know the "It" girl – the one woman every man wants, no matter how much money or status he has to gain to get her.  "It" girls often develop a repertoire of skills to...

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Robot Design Copies Sleek Roach Shell

07-23-2015

Robot Design Copies Sleek Roach Shell

Robot Design Copies Sleek Roach Shell In robot science, even tiny inventions can change the shape of things.  A simple seek-and-find type of robot has been fitted with one small but powerful addition to overcome obstacles in its path. Clutter...

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Branding Bugs-As-Food Poses Challenges

07-22-2015

Branding Bugs-As-Food Poses Challenges

Branding Bugs-As-Food Poses Challenges Common sense and science agree that bug-eating ("entomophagy") is a better use of limited land and water resources, but getting westerners to chow down on this unfamiliar food is no easy task.  Despite the...

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Trained Mice Make Airports Safer

07-16-2015

Trained Mice Make Airports Safer

Trained Mice Make Airports Safer Israeli's are airport security experts.  They have learned over decades how to keep airports and airplanes safe from explosives.  The newest technology uses the skills of mice to sniff out potential...

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Gross But Necessary Truths About Fruit Flies: Prevention & Cure

07-15-2015

Gross But Necessary Truths About Fruit Flies: Prevention & Cure

Gross But Absolutely Necessary Truths About Fruit Flies: Prevention And Cure Don't you just love the sights and smells that spring and summer bring? All that colorful foliage, all that sweet-smelling air, the sound of waves crashing on the beach,...

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Food Security At Risk Without Honey Bees?

07-14-2015

Food Security At Risk Without Honey Bees?

Food Security At Risk Without Honey Bees? In California, almond trees are under siege because they lack the workers needed to pollinate the trees.  Those workers are honeybees, who are responsible for billions of dollars worth of agricultural...

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