Water Fleas Grow Personalized Armor

Water fleas have the unique ability to grow defensive armor such as helmets and spines when they detect predators. What’s even more cool is that they can tailor make their armor to fit the manner of predator they detect. No one suit is alike. Water fleas can detect certain chemical cues left in the water…

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This Centipede Will Take You By Surprise

The Giant Redheaded Centipede looks just like its name would you lead you to think. They are found in Australia (of course) as well as parts of the southwestern United States. I am sure you have seen centipedes before, but this particular centipede can reach lengths measuring twenty centimeters in length, and can have as…

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The Swiss Army Versus Bed Bugs

You don’t hear about the Swiss Army too often. I’ll be honest. I wasn’t entirely sure the Swiss even had an army. It turns out that they do, though, and they’re currently fighting the battle to end all battles. While the Swiss tend to stay neutral in most wars, this is one in which they…

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Insect Ears

Human ears are pretty amazing instruments, but, apparently, compared to insect ears ours are large, crude, and could use a few upgrades. Professor Daniel Robert of the University of Bristol believes that by studying insect ears we could create much smaller and more powerful microphones and hearing aides. Insects have eardrums just like humans, but…

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What is the Smartest Bug in the World?

This is a rather difficult question to answer, and one that scientists have been working on for a very long time. For one thing what do we mean by “intelligent?” Secondly, insects are so very different from us humans that it makes it very hard to actually study how advanced traits such as problem solving,…

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Woman Kills Record 4 Million Mosquitos

For those who are constantly bothered by these blood-suckers, the thought of being able to kill millions of them must sound like s dream come true. Well, one woman actually did it for a contest held n Taiwan. Huang Yuyen, a pig farmer from Taiwan, was able to kill over 4 million mosquitos in just…

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