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Jumping Spiders Should Be A Little More Picky Regarding Mate-Choice

A jumping spider’s mating-life is not too exciting. Male jumping spiders simply advertise themselves to females until a female makes itself available for mating. Of course, the unfortunate males are often eaten afterwards, which, I am sure, puts a damper on the male jumping spiders post-mating good mood. Not all female spiders consume the males…

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These Beetles Can Dance On Water

When you think of natures most gifted swimmers you will likely picture some type of fish, or perhaps a tadpole, or some type of water-dwelling creature. As it happens, there are indeed certain types of insects that spend a majority, if not all of their time, within bodies of water. One such insect, the whirligig…

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False Widow Populations Are Growing in Ireland– Is That A Problem?

A school was recently closed on account of a false widow sighting. Experts are saying that false widow spider populations are increasing, but is this a reasonable thing to be concerned about? According to experts, false widow bites are venomous, but being bitten is rare as false widows do not typically behave aggressively towards humans.…

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Fighting Troublesome Bugs With Sound?

The year of 2016 saw a lot of insects causing devastation worldwide. If it is not the Zika virus, then it’s invasive insect pests. One particular insect-pest that has caused a considerable amount of trouble is known as the bark beetle. The bark beetle happens to be one of the most damaging insect-pests that exist…

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Eusocial Behavior Is A Much Older Trait In Insects Than Previously Thought

A new ninety nine million year old beetle has been found encased in amber. The beetle probably lived among certain insects that demonstrated eusocial behaviors, such as insects and termites,  which indicates that insects developed the ability to behave in a eusocial manner very early on during insect evolution. The evolution of eusocial behavior in…

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Some Insects Recovered Immediately After The The Dinosaur Extinction

Some Insects Recovered Immediately After The The Dinosaur ExtinctionSixty six million years ago an asteroid smashed into Chicxulub, Mexico. The blast created by the impact was so intense that it wiped out all of the dinosaurs as well as seventy five percent of all animal and plant life on earth. The meteor was so large…

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Moths Learn To Avoid Artificial Light

We have all seen those dimwitted moths that fly aimlessly around artificial light sources only to eventually kill themselves by landing on the excessively hot surfaces of the light bulbs. This is only a small picture of a much bigger problem. Artificial light sources are increasing on this planet and our ecosystem is suffering on…

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Spider-Silk Helps Researchers Build New Microscopic Lens

Whether you are a science buff or more of a humanities guy, it could be assumed that every adult knows what a microscope is, and what it is used for in most cases. Well, not too many people are familiar with the material that makes up spider silk, but the few that do believe that…

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Scientists Turn Deadly Insect Venom Into Life Saving Medicine

When most people think of deadly insect venom, they imagine being rushed to the hospital, probably as they writhe in excruciating pain. But the researchers at Venomtech are working to transform these toxic substances into lifesaving medicines. By isolating specific chemical components in some of the most dangerous insect venom they hope to develop powerful…

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The Tobacco Hornworm’s Genome

Scientists have finally sequenced the genome of the tobacco hornworm. This caterpillar species is often used by researchers to study insect biology in general. They use it as a kind of model of biology for all insects. The project was a huge collaborative effort involving researchers from all over the world, and serves as a…

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