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Dung Beetle Dance: An Inspiration for Future Robots?

The dance of the dung beetle provides clues to navigation and could lead to more sophisticated light-weight robots in the future. Tech News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "FtTGooaNq3tsn8XF", News…

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The Reluctant Environmentalist

By Monica Wilcox Sometimes, I could swear, the earth speaks. I was at my daughter’s swim meet timing with another mom when her 9-year-old daughter joined us. We had timed a few events when the g…

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Top 10 Biggest Bugs

By Animal Planet Appreciation for nature is easy when it comes to the cute, the little, the non-threatening creatures...but what about the massive insects and arachnids on these pages, many of wh…

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Stinging Caterpillars: Cute, Fuzzy…but Itchy

'Tis the season where little ones discover a world full of creepy, crawly things in the backyard and the playground.  Centipedes, inchworms, and caterpillars make great finds for anyone's bug catc…

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Probiotics for Insects, Soil and Self

For many people, the idea of dousing their veggie gardens with chemical pesticides or fertilizers is akin to dousing their nightly salad, children playing nearby and their companion animals with tox…

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Nature Lesson: Observing Ants

When you live in the city you take any nature you can get. I may not be able to walk out the front door to take my kids on a nature walk through the woods, but we can go out on the sidewalk and look a…

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Is Your City in the Bedbug Top 10?

In America's most bedbug-infested cities, panic attacks about bedbugs are common, but there are ways to cope, both with the bugs and the anxiety they trigger. By Emily Main, Rodale.com B…

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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See (video)

This is a fantastic animated report from NPR about billions of bugs in the sky. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or s…

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Millions of World’s Species Still Undiscovered Study Says

A research study headed by Dr Andrew Hamilton from The University of Melbourne's School of Land and Environment has produced some startling numbers. Dr. Hamilton was compelled to find accurate figures…

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Dogs Sniffing Out Bed Bugs

By E.B. Solomont, MNN Bedbugs, the scourge of urban dwellers, have a new, furry enemy: dogs. Amid a resurgence of the nocturnal parasites, bedbug-sniffing dogs can inspect an apartment, ho…

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