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1 hr ago | The Escapist

Gigantic Insect Nightmares are Made of Found in China

If you're the kind of person who squirms whenever you see larger than normal insects, then this bit of news might give you nightmares.


Related Topix: Science

5 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Toddler's mum tells how tiny graze could be fatal for daughter...

BRAVE toddler Isla Todd is battling a rare and incurable condition that causes her feet and legs to swell up dangerously.


Related Topix: Science, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Science Daily

Law of physics governs airplane 'evolution': Constructal law explains ...

Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo -- it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac.


Science Daily

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Scientists attached radio-frequency identification tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Science / Technology, RFID News, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL

Science Daily

Bats use polarized light to navigate: First mammal known to use...

Scientists have discovered that greater mouse-eared bats use polarisation patterns in the sky to navigate -- the first mammal that's known to do this.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Brandon Sun

Death of a Quebec mayor from insect stings underscores need to be prepared

Lucie F. Roussel, mayor of La Prairie, Que., is shown in a handout photo. The death of a Quebec mayor who was stung multiple times after stepping on a wasps' nest while gardening is a tragic but cautionary tale for those who run afoul of bees, hornets or other stinging insects - especially if they have a severe allergy to their venom, experts say.


Related Topix: Science, Canada, Apiculture, North America, World News, Medicine

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Mayfly hatch blankets Mississippi River townsMayfly hatch blankets...

Residents along the Mississippi River would rather do without this rite of summer, the annual mayfly hatch that fills the air with insects and surfaces of cars and just about everything else with a slimy mess.


Related Topix: Science, Trempealeau, WI, La Crosse, WI, Weather


Abused boy ate insects to survive, 'looked like Holocaust victim,' police say

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who reportedly was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to eating insects has been released from the hospital and is now in foster care, WPXI-TV - Pittsburgh reports .


Related Topix: Science, Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles.


Related Topix: Science

WYFF-TV Greenville

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

The living monument fell victim to an infestation of the insects that couldn't be thwarted, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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WPTV Local News

A failed American experiment hides in the desert

Did you know there's an ocean and rainforest stuck in the middle of the Arizona desert? A science lab called Biosphere 2 one of the most interesting sites in the American southwest.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Christian Newswire

Injured Colorado Theater Shooting Victim Gives Life to Monument

What does a monument erected to an insect in Alabama in 1919 have to do with a young lady from Louisiana who was injured in the Colorado theater shootings in 2012? As strange as it seems the two became entwined when a soon to be author, Rhett Barbaree had a providential encounter with Bonnie Kate Pourciau of Baton Rouge, La three months prior to ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Baton Rouge, LA

Berkshire Eagle

New weapons used in fight against invasive insect in Berkshires

State environmental officials are expanding their arsenal to combat the spread of an invasive insect that is threatening the region's population of ash trees.


Related Topix: Science, Berkshire, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Richmond, MA, Dalton, MA

News Journal

'Naked and Afraid,' Florida CrossFit coach survives

Menaced by prowling pumas and poisonous snakes, Indialantic, Florida resident Adam Young survived nighttime temperatures in the 40s deep in the mountainous jungle of Nicaragua for weeks, catching and chewing crabs, snails, an earthworm and a lizard.


Related Topix: Indialantic, FL, Melbourne, FL, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Science

Ag Professional

What insects to watch for in corn, beans and wheat

We don't know what the insect pressure will be like later on yet this year. What we can do, however, is remind agronomists and crop consultants what we think are the most important insects for you to watch for in each of three key crops: corn, soybeans and wheat.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Dakota State University


Terrifyingly Large Insect Found in China

If you are wondering how big this particular insect is, its wingspan measures 21 centimeters .


Related Topix: Science

Broods of cicadas yet to appear

Typically by this time of year, one sure sign would be loudly proclaiming that summer had arrived: the din of cicadas.


Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Science, Allen County, IN

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Star

This photo provided by the LSU Agricultural Center shows a Mexican rice borer on a sugarcane leaf.

Louisiana rice farmers should be on the lookout for Mexican rice borers and stinkbugs, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Science

Erie Times News

Purple martins set for invasion

About two weeks from now, they'll be flocking and bobbing and swooping and hanging onto cattails in the western corner of Presque Isle Bay.


Related Topix: Troy, PA, Conneautville, PA, Erie, PA, Science, Edinboro, PA


Mom, Grandparents, Nearly Starved Boy To Death: Cops

A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault and other offenses Child welfare workers, responding to a complaint, found the child looking like a human skeleton in home in ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Pennsylvania