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Jun 4, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Flies drop dead after consuming a popular sugar substitute, suggesting that the common sweetener is a potent insecticide. Continue reading →
May 5, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Birds fumigate their own nests by nabbing cotton balls doused in a pesticide commonly included in kids' head-lice shampoo. Continue reading →
Apr 10, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Tiny fruit flies and fighter pilots have at least one thing in common: they both use ultra speedy banked turns to evade enemies. Continue reading →
Feb 20, 2013 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
What appeared to be huge, dino-pestering fleas are more likely flies, says the team that discovered them. ->
Apr 12, 2011 06:56 AM ET // Tim Wall
Many sweet potato whiteflies are coming down with an infection that turns them into supermoms, a bane for farmers.
Jun 20, 2011 01:45 PM ET // Amy Enchelmeyer
When falling from forested canopy, these ants can zip themselves out of a free fall and back into the safety of the treetops.
Dec 3, 2010 10:35 AM ET // Tim Wall
The love bug for fruit flies may be their intestinal bacteria.