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'Fly factories' to produce edible insects

11-25-2014 | 30

Facilities in France and Holland are set to produce crispy maggots for use in restaurant delicacies.

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Swarms of ladybirds invade Romanian town

11-12-2014 | 14

Local residents have been forced to seal up their homes to keep out tens of thousands of the red insects.

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Millions of mayflies descend on Wisconsin

 VIDEO  7-23-2014 | 15

The air was teeming with the insects following a mass hatching from the nearby Mississippi River.

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Malaysia invaded by giant 6-inch moths

 VIDEO  6-18-2014 | 25

Swarms of the flying insects have been descending on towns across the country in their thousands.

Natural World

Scientists solve why zebras have stripes

4-2-2014 | 36

A new study has revealed the strongest evidence yet that the stripes help to deter biting insects.

Natural World

Dozens killed by giant hornets in China

9-27-2013 | 16

Stings from swarms of the giant flying insects have left several people dead and hundreds more injured.


A real-life Jurassic Park may not be possible

9-14-2013 | 16

Scientists have played down the idea that dinosaur DNA can be extracted from insects preserved in amber.

Science & Technology

Cyborg cockroach project launched

6-11-2013 | 9

Semi-robotic insects that can be controlled with a mobile phone are being developed by researchers.

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Insects evolving resistance to GM crops

6-11-2013 | 5

Several species of insects have adapted to deal with crops genetically engineered to produce insecticide.

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Swarms of termites descend on southeast

5-24-2013 | 13

Thousands of the insects have turned some areas in to something reminiscent of a B horror movie.

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UN urges people to eat insects

5-14-2013 | 144

The United Nations has suggested that eating insects could help solve world food shortages.

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Can insects reach the size of humans ?

10-22-2012 | 35

Giant insects have been featured in science fiction films for years, but how big can they actually get ?


Man dies after cockroach eating contest

10-9-2012 | 67

Edward Archbold collapsed and died after scoffing dozens of live insects as part of the event.


Oldest known bugs found trapped in amber

8-30-2012 | 12

Scientists have discovered well preserved insects dating back over 230 million years to the Triassic era.

Natural World

What is the world's worst insect sting ?

5-26-2012 | 70

Justin Schmidt has spent his life being stung by insects on purpose in order to find the answer.


Earrings made from the wings of insects

5-16-2011 | 10

Sisters Susan and Sandy Smith have come up with an unusual business model - insect wing jewellery.


50-million-year-old insects found in amber

10-27-2010 | 19

A treasure trove of insects preserved in amber has been found in northwest India.

Science & Technology

Scientists grow edible insects

2-5-2010 | 17

Insects are being grown in Costa Rica for the purpose of eating them in work inspired by practices in Africa.


280-million-year-old reptile's last meal

12-29-2009 | 3

Scientists have discovered the remains of insect parts stuck between the teeth of prehistoric reptiles, the find suggest...

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Tiny insect brains can solve big problems

11-18-2009 | 21

Studies have shown that despite having tiny brains the size of a pinhead insects possess several impressive mental capab...

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