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Here's the science behind their beauty.
TAMBOPATA, Peru -- Scientists have made a remarkable discovery about these butterfly thieves.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
"Huh, that's weird," I muttered as I trudged through a muddy trail in the Amazon rainforest. Even though the sun was setting, the heat was still sweltering and sweat dripped into my eyes as I stared at something I had never before seen -- a tree covered with bizarre yellow outgrowths.
As Burrows told Newsweek, “Maybe you could put some stabilizers on a robot’s body [so it can] move like the mantis does.” “For
Alternatively, the insects could have traveled through the region known as Beringia — the area between Alaska and Siberia
Each person (and other animal) exudes a cocktail of carbon dioxide and other emanations, and we also emit heat. Mosquitoes may discern any of us as human beings, but some of us will have a more attractive signature than others.
Entomologist Cole Gilbert finds them "amazing." And after listening to him discourse about the species over lunch late last month, I think I understand why. Cicadas (Magicicada septendecim) -- like many of the species Gilbert studies -- are just plain weird.
ScienceNOW, the daily online news service of the journal Science. Carpenter ants, houseflies, and German cockroaches also
The researchers also sequenced a gene called cytochrome c oxidase I to give the creature a unique DNA fingerprint or barcode
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