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Scientists solved the 70-year-old mystery of an insect's invisibility coat that can manipulate light

A team of researchers created the world's first synthetic brochosomes in a huge step towards invisi…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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Newly-discovered beetle named after beer company due to its bottle opener-shaped penis!

To capture the imagination of the public, the researchers have created a functional stainless steel…

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Multiple rock and insect-related recalls hit Trader Joe's after vendor cites 'issue' in manufacturing process

Earlier this week, Trader Joe's had to issue recalls for two types of Almond cookies and a type of …

Hannah Getahun   


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A researcher had trouble getting mosquitoes to bite him after eating lots of garlic. Here are the factors that keep these insects away.

A researcher who was trying to attract mosquitoes to his hand said he couldn't get them to come bec…

Ariel Schwartz   


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US customs found a swarm of 630 live insect larvae crawling in a shipment of artificial flowers at New York's JFK airport

US Customs and Border Protection officials said the plastic flowers arrived in a parcel from Kenya,…

Matthew Loh   


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Scientists create remote-controlled cyborg cockroaches that can go under search and rescue missions

The cyborg cockroaches, which are part insect and part machine, are intended to enter hazardous ar…

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A man held in a disgusting Georgia jail cell died after being 'eaten alive' by insects and bed bugs, his family says

An attorney for the family of Lashawn Thompson shared horrifying images of the man's body and the f…

Natalie Musumeci   


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Bayer says chemicals farmers use to fight insects are safe, but it's more complicated than that, says its ESG head

Bayer's Klaus Kunz touts the benefits of using pesticides in farming but acknowledges a cost: "It's…

Catherine Boudreau   


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A 20-year-old thought she had an insect bite. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and died months later.

Jenna Patel, a teaching student, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma while her dad was receiving can…

Amber Middleton   


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A New Zealand man had a cockroach wriggling in his ear for 3 days before a doctor pulled it out

Zane Wedding initially thought his ear was clogged with water from a Friday swim. Then he felt some…

Matthew Loh   


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Look inside this high-tech farm growing fly larvae for protein, as demand for insects surges across the world

This high-tech farm makes 15,000 tonnes of larvae a year, mostly to be used in animal feed as an en…

Emilile Filou   


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A Chipotle customer's video that appears to show a bug crawling around her meal goes viral on TikTok

In a follow-up video, the TikToker said a Chipotle supervisor apologized and offered her a refund, …

Armani Syed   


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Insects use stinky secretions to deter predators. Scientists converted those smells into sounds that humans hate - take a listen.

Sawflies emit a smelly chemical cocktail to deter ants that want to eat them. If you turn that smel…

Aylin Woodward   


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Invasive lanternflies devour vineyards, swarm the plants around homes, and invade new areas: 'They're little Draculas'

Invasive lanternflies are creating a nightmare for winemakers and spawning a wave of hatred among h…

Heather Schlitz   


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States are begging Americans to kill spotted lanternflies as scientists struggle to keep the pests from spreading

Spotted lanternflies, originally from Asia, first arrived in Pennsylvania in 2014. The insects are …

Aylin Woodward   


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A scientist named an iridescent rainbow fly after 'RuPaul's Drag Race' host RuPaul Charles

"Rainbow colors and legs for days," RuPaul wrote on Twitter on September 15 in response to the news.

Cheryl Teh   


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Armyworms can turn green lawns into brown wastelands seemingly overnight - here's how to prevent and treat an infestation

Armyworms are the worst they've been in two decades, and it's critical to treat them early to preve…

Heather Schlitz   


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Olympic cameraman stopped filming field hockey to focus on a cockroach in the game's final minutes, baffling fans

The bizarre choice of camerawork came in the dying minutes of a preliminary Olympic women's field h…

Paul Squire   


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Newsmax cuts ties with Lara Logan after her QAnon-inspired, on-air rant about world leaders drinking the blood of children and making people eat insects

Newsmax said it has "no plans to interview her again" after Lara Logan spouted conspiracy theories …

Joshua Zitser   


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Millions of mayflies swarm lakeside communities each summer. 48 hours later they die, leaving behind a slippery mess that can make roads dangerous.

Videos posted online show mayflies, which are harmless, blanketing the surfaces of stores, gas pump…

Heather Schlitz