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“Insects and Arachnids”

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 →
Oct 3, 2014 05:05 PM ET // Discovery News
The rusty-patch species, long unseen in the area, has been found by a bee survey team.
Oct 1, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Mirror turtle ant is the first known ant species to practice visual mimicry to live off the fruits of another ant species.
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 →
Aug 29, 2014 04:10 PM ET // Discovery News
With its spiritual pose, the praying mantis is a wonder to behold. But behind its vaguely extraterrestrial features lies a ruthless predator.
Aug 27, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Spiders get a personality boost from hanging out with the same group day in and day out, new research finds.
Aug 20, 2014 03:02 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
The overall goal of the program is to create genuine cybernetic insects -- a literal merging of biological and electronic bugs. Continue reading →
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