The three beetles honor dragons owned by Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO series.
TAMBOPATA, Peru -- Scientists have made a remarkable discovery about these butterfly thieves.
The blood-sucking little monsters are becoming resistant to common insecticides.
"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.
Colony Collapse Disorder, the term used to describe the precipitous decline in the bee population that has occurred in recent years, threatens the foundations of modern agriculture. Here are a few things you can do for the bees.
As Burrows told Newsweek, “Maybe you could put some stabilizers on a robot’s body [so it can] move like the mantis does.” “For
There is no one chemical to ban or one company to censure or one critter to eradicate. Instead, CCD is the product of several factors whose whole is deadlier than the sum of its parts.
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.
Actually, this was tested very elegantly by E.O. Wilson, the world's leading ant expert.
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.
I watched my sons carefully to see if they were buying into mom's passionate ode to nature. The boys seemed to be warming up to the cicadas swarming around them when several flew up and landed on Connor. "Dad!" he yelled. "Get them off me!"
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi, Entomologist The first option: without the chemical
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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