All Items Tagged

“insect”

Oct 9, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The telltale aroma of beer first evolved, not to tempt thirsty people, but to attract fruit flies. Continue reading →
Sep 9, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A chunk of amber preserves the exact moment, 50 million years ago, when a mite attached itself to an ant's head and began to feast. Continue reading →
Sep 2, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The crickets have long, spiky legs and are freaking out some homeowners. Continue reading →
Jul 28, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
It turns out Africanized honeybees are not as deadly as their name, killer bees, may suggest.
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 →
+ Load More