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These Caterpillars March. They Fluff. They Scare London.
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, habitat, health, humans, insects, interesting, research, science, scientists, study, world )

- 308 days ago -
Threats to trees and health aside, oak processionary moth larvae have socially redeeming qualities. Insect control can get surreal in the London areaâEUR(TM)s springtime battle against the young of oak processionary moths.
Scientists Discover WhatâEUR(TM)s Killing the Bees and ItâEUR(TM)s Worse Than You Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, humans, research, study, bees, fungisides, insects )

- 652 days ago -
Widely used, fungicides had been thought to be harmless for bees as theyâEUR(TM)re designed to kill fungus, not insects, on crops like apples.
Help Discover New Species Using Your Cell Phone
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, discovery, science, biology, entomology. digital photography, taxonomy, new species, bugs, insects, reptiles, amphibians, spiders, bees )

- 1155 days ago -
Learn how to use your cell phone camera to go on photo-safaris, possibly find something new to science, make a contribution to science and our understanding of the environment, and maybe even get a bug named after you!
The Birds and the Bees - and the Pesticides
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, birds, environment, insects, neonicotinoids, pesticides, pollinators, research )

- 1621 days ago -
Excellent radio broadcast which discusses the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, other insects, insects eating birds and its persistance in the environment. Both scientists and pesticide industry representatives are interviewed.
Migrating Monarch Butterflies Use Magnetic Compass to Cut Through Clouds
Science & Tech  (tags: Monarch Butterflies, magnetic compass, insects, animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, society, technology )

- 1727 days ago -
New research finds that monarch butterflies use a magnetic compass on overcast days.
Bees Learn the Electric Buzz of Flowers
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, insects, interesting, news, research, science, University of Bristol, world )

- 2214 days ago -
Slight electric fields that form around flowers lure bees and other pollinators much as floral colors and fragrances do. Plants act like lightning rods, and conduct electricity to the ground. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
The Bug-Hunters Discovering New Species in Their Spare Time
Science & Tech  (tags: science, ecology, habitats, biology, animals, speices, insects, discovery, science )

- 2221 days ago -
Everyone knows there are lots of species yet to be discovered in rainforests and remote parts of the world. But hundreds are being discovered every year in Europe too - most of them by amateurs.
Mysterious New Stick Insect Discovered That Sprays Like a Skunk
Science & Tech  (tags: insects, new species, discovery, stick insectinteresting )

- 2382 days ago -
A new species of stick insect has been discovered that is so mysterious and unusual that scientists have given it its own genus, Conlephasma, and the species name of "enigma."
Prehistoric Bugs From Time of Dinosaurs Found Frozen in Amber
Science & Tech  (tags: American Museum of Natural History in Ne, ancient, discovery, insects, interesting, National Academy of Sciences, news, science, scientists )

- 2392 days ago -
Three well-preserved 230 million year-old insects frozen in amber -- and time. An amazing discovery that will help researchers further understand how life evolved on land, and will be recorded by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Japanese Firms Look To Animals To Inspire Innovative Technology
Science & Tech  (tags: research, technology, study, biomimicry, innovative technology, amnimals, insects, efficient, Sharp Corp., cat's grooming, discovery, design, interesting )

- 2612 days ago -
Biomimicry - an innovative trend that looks at animals and insects to inspire new and highly efficient technology - is becoming popular among manufacturing firms and researchers in Japan.
Best Micro-Photos of 2011: In National Geographic
Science & Tech  (tags: NationalGeographic, insects, microphotography, competition, light_microscopes )

- 2717 days ago -
The 2011 Small World Microphotography Competition: top images were announced taken with light microscopes; the winning picture, a green lacewing larva, magnified 20 times. (Don't those mandibles look fierce!)
I Know You, Bad Guy! Magpies Recognize Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, facial recognition, insects, interesting, news, research, world )

- 2865 days ago -
Many studies show that insects and animals, such as bees, chickens, pigeons, sheep, dogs, llamas, penguins, seals, rabbits, horses, lizards and octopuses, can recognize humans individually. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Weather Radar Clutter Is Boon for Biologists
Science & Tech  (tags: bats, birds, concept, discovery, environment, insects, interesting, radar, research, science, technology )

- 2948 days ago -
Scientists may have found the silver lining in that large cloud of radar information that weather forecasters discard because it is produced by birds, bats and insects.
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Wipe Out Malaria
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, geneticengineering, insects, malaria, science, tech, technology )

- 3004 days ago -
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Wipe Out Malaria
When Giants Had Wings and 6 Legs
Science & Tech  (tags: growing, earth, pangea, neal adams, giant, dragonflies, insects, dinasours )

- 3131 days ago -
...giant dragonflies, Meganeuropsis permiana and its cousins, with wingspans that reached two and a half feet. They were the largest insects that ever lived.

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