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DIY Bug Costumes for Halloween

10-01-2018

DIY Bug Costumes for Halloween

It's almost here, that one night a year when kids and adults alike dress up in silly, funny or scary costumes and wander the streets in search of candy and other more sinister types readily give kids enough candy to last a year. Yes, Halloween's...

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Insect Colonies Share Brain Power

06-22-2016

Insect Colonies Share Brain Power

Scientists recently performed a study comparing the complexity of brain function in social insects as opposed to solitary insects. They found that unlike vertebrate species, which evolve to have increasingly complex brains the more complex the...

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A Colorectal Surgeons Love for Odd Bugs

06-03-2016

A Colorectal Surgeons Love for Odd Bugs

A prominent colorectal surgeon named Dr Francis Seow-Choen is already fascinated with bugs of the parasitic sort found in the human gastrointestinal system.  However, he grew up fascinating over other types of creep-crawlies--Stick and Leaf...

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Millipedes Practice Strict Border Control

05-13-2016

Millipedes Practice Strict Border Control

We humans can be pretty intense about making sure our borders are secure, so we don't get any stragglers from other countries crossing over and joining ours without our knowledge. It turns out there is another species out there that are even more...

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The Largest Bug Ever Has Just Been Found!

05-09-2016

The Largest Bug Ever Has Just Been Found!

The Largest Bug Ever Has Just Been Found! Ever heard of a stick insect?  Well they are pretty huge.  There are over three thousand different varieties of stick insects, and you may have seen one but did not know it was a great big bug. These...

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Beautiful Bugs

05-01-2016

Beautiful Bugs

Beautiful Bugs Be honest: Is your first reaction to seeing an insect in your home a screech or gasp? If you answered yes, you are not alone! Most people cringe at the sight of insects or others pests in their home, which is why they hire a...

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This Just In: Insects Can Self Repair

04-13-2016

This Just In: Insects Can Self Repair

This Just In: Insects Can Self Repair While insects may not have bones like mammals and reptiles, they do have very structured bodies, which as you can imagine, are prone to damage. Whether it be narrowly avoiding a predator, or being hit by a...

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Warm Winter Could Mean Trouble for Insects

03-17-2016

Warm Winter Could Mean Trouble for Insects

Warm Winter Could Mean Trouble for Insects This winter has been fairly mild compared to year's past, which may mean it's been more tolerable for people in certain regions in the country, but it also means bad news for insects. In fact, warmer...

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Trading Meat for Mealworms?

02-26-2016

Trading Meat for Mealworms?

Trading Meat for Mealworms There has been a lot of buzz recently about a rising trend in cities and restaurants promoting the consumption of insects over other proteins that are less sustainable. The latest example of this trend comes out of...

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Butterflies Under the Sea

02-22-2016

Butterflies Under the Sea

Butterflies Under the Sea Did you know there are butterflies under the sea? Well, technically they are not butterflies, but researchers did discover that inverted snails that live in the ocean move like butterflies do. Rather than using their...

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