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Jul 1, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Male and female specimens add to the base of knowledge about animals that live in little known ecosystems in hard-to-reach places.
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 29, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A spider has evolved a successful way to avoid being bothered: it masquerades as an unsavory pile. Continue reading →
May 22, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
By translating bee speak and then eavesdropping on honeybee communications, researchers are able to monitor large tracts of land without even breaking a sweat. Continue reading →
May 21, 2014 11:03 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
You can make an effective and safe bedbug trap without using pesticides. Continue reading →
May 6, 2014 06:38 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Check out the gymnastic-like moves of the "somersault spider," the world's only known spider to move via backsprings. 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 →
May 1, 2014 12:01 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Tears are sort of like sports drinks, in that they contain various vitamins and minerals in a liquid solution. Continue reading →
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