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01

Apr

Fireflies turn dusk to disco in dazzling time-lapse videoIt may not be lightning in a bottle, but a Michigan photographer has caught the next best thing: time-lapse video of fireflies, aka lightning bugs, painting ethereal streaks against dusky summer skies.

Fireflies turn dusk to disco in dazzling time-lapse video
It may not be lightning in a bottle, but a Michigan photographer has caught the next best thing: time-lapse video of fireflies, aka lightning bugs, painting ethereal streaks against dusky summer skies.

27

Mar

Colors, intricate details of butterfly wings come alive in microscope photos
Photographer Linden Gledhill sets the Internets aflutter with breathtaking photos of butterfly and moth wings, capturing all the tiny details — right down to a single grain of pollen resting on a wing.

20

Mar

Fossil immortalizes ancient insect’s leaf mimicryA newly discovered species related to modern insects is the oldest example of a plant-mimicking stick bug.

Fossil immortalizes ancient insect’s leaf mimicry
A newly discovered species related to modern insects is the oldest example of a plant-mimicking stick bug.

Photographer begins epic journey to photograph our nation’s struggling bees
Photographer Clay Bolt is rolling out a huge project, traveling across the United States documenting the state of the nation’s bees, including the species responsible for pollinating our most popular crops.

18

Mar

13 natural remedies for the ant invasionAnts are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard.

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard.

16

Mar

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of scienceAustralian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of science
Australian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

11

Mar

9 amazing macro photos of insects
The U.S. Geological Survey is outdoing itself on Flickr with more phenomenal photos showing every detail of these tiny critters.

10

Mar

How a single bug almost destroyed wine forever

25

Feb

What are neonicotinoids, and how do they affect bees?

06

Feb

Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount EverestThat the bees can survive in higher elevations is good as climate change may have dramatic effects on their habitats at lower elevations.

Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount Everest
That the bees can survive in higher elevations is good as climate change may have dramatic effects on their habitats at lower elevations.