Plant Can Hear Munching Caterpillars and Defend Themselves

You’ve probably heard of plants reacting to certain stimuli such as light, temperature, and touch, but a new study suggests that one plant can also hear. The mousear cress can actually hear the unique, high-amplitude vibrations that the cabbage butterfly caterpillar produces when they munching on the leaves of this plant. When the plant hears…

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This Guy’s Job Has to “Sting” a Little

Justin Schmidt works as an entomologist traveling all over the world doing what he loves.  Who would not like to travel to exotic lands while getting paid to do so?  Well, if the job involves being stung by every insect that is capable of stinging, you may just sleep on it before packing your bags.…

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Queenless Ants Bite Off Their Mates Abdomen After Mating

Queenless Ants Bite Off Their Mates Abdomen After Mating Humans have some pretty weird sexual habits, but I’m pretty sure they don’t even come close to the mating habits of the queenless ants. The females of the species are pretty brutal to their mates, using them for sex and then enacting a pretty brutal method…

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Congress Battles It Out Over Zika Virus Finding After First Death

Congress Battles It Out Over Zika Virus Finding After First Death The Democrats and Republicans are currently in a serious fight over the $1.9 billion in funds President Obama requested to aid in the fight against the Zika virus. Republicans have been doing everything they can to block the bill from being passed since it…

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Star Wars Fever Crosses Over Into the Insect World

Star Wars Fever Crosses Over Into the Insect World The Star Wars movies have gained an incredible fan following since they first came out, with the number of followers increasing exponentially as time has gone on and the franchise continues to release more and more movies in the series. With the return of the three…

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