Insects

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We Should All Be Eating More Insects, But We Probably Won't—Yet

Why the United Nations is super-focused on bugs as food right now.

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Car Exhaust Is Confusing Honeybees to Death

Something in diesel fumes is preventing bees from finding their chief source of food, and that's not good for humanity's future.

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The Unlikeliest Heroes in the Battle Against Climate Change? Dung Beetles

The cow poop-crunching insects play a small but vibrant role in reducing greenhouse gases, scientists report.

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Tracking This Year's Dismally Small Monarch Migration

The iconic butterflies are having a rough couple years, with declining populations likely due to extreme weather and habitat loss.

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Want to Avoid Scotland's Pesky Insect Hordes? There's an App for That

With "Midge Forecast," Scots can safely navigate their way around clouds of teensy biting flies.

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Science Needs Your Dead Cicadas

Researchers are looking for evidence of the environmental stress that comes from urbanization, and they need our help.

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Why You May Not Be Seeing Many 17-Year Brood II Cicadas

Where's the dang swarm, already?

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17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.

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The Urban Heat Island Could Be Attracting Bugs

The hotter neighborhoods of Raleigh are awash in scale insects, an ominous indicator of how bug populations might swell in a globally warmer world.

A Video Installation Designed To Terrify Arachnophobes

A German art show channels 1950s horror flicks with gigantic, scurrying spiders.

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Waco's 2012 Cricket Swarm Is Seriously Gross

Texas puts up with these insect invasions every year, but this year's stinky horde is particularly virulent.

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More Renderings of That Skin-Crawling Insect Office Tower

It's even creepier than you might've thought.

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The Fascinating Story of How Those Tropical Insects Made It Into Your Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks has said it's stopping the use of bug-based red dye. Why? Making the stuff looks like so much fun!