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Locust influx causing concern in Russia

Swarms of locusts have invaded parts of Russia, including Sochi, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.

Swarms of locusts have invaded parts of Russia, including Sochi, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.

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The praying mantis with 3D glasses

A praying mantis with glasses on. In the UK scientists are putting tiny 3D spectacles on the creatures to find out more about how their

A praying mantis with glasses on. In the UK scientists are putting tiny 3D spectacles on the creatures to find out more about how their

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Monarch butterflies make annual migration to Mexico

Thousands of orange and black Monarch butterflies have started arriving in their winter home of central Mexico. Millions of the insects embark on an

Thousands of orange and black Monarch butterflies have started arriving in their winter home of central Mexico. Millions of the insects embark on an

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US: Giant spider web sets Memphis residents on edge

Residents of Memphis, Tennessee, have described feeling like they were in a horror film after waking up to a giant spider web in their neighbourhood

Residents of Memphis, Tennessee, have described feeling like they were in a horror film after waking up to a giant spider web in their neighbourhood

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French plan to protect bees under scrutiny

The decline in bee populations has been well documented for years. Now, following in the footsteps of the US, in Europe a recent move by France to

The decline in bee populations has been well documented for years. Now, following in the footsteps of the US, in Europe a recent move by France to

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Locust invasion in Madagascar

Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United

Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United

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Multiple uses for Hector the stick insect robot

Hector the stick insect robot is the brainchild of the Biomechatronics research group at Germany’s Bielefeld University. The robot can move all six

Hector the stick insect robot is the brainchild of the Biomechatronics research group at Germany’s Bielefeld University. The robot can move all six

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Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

At the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans what looked like a Halloween trick was actually an array of real bug treats served up

At the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans what looked like a Halloween trick was actually an array of real bug treats served up

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Belgians eat insects

Belgium is a country known for its cuisine. The Belgians enjoy mussels, fries, and waffles. Now there are more delicacies waiting to take this

Belgium is a country known for its cuisine. The Belgians enjoy mussels, fries, and waffles. Now there are more delicacies waiting to take this

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Not your usual bedfellows: '5,000' wasps build giant nest in bedroom

A three-foot-wide (0.91 metre) wasp nest has caused a buzz in Winchester, England. The nest is unusually large, but what may be more surprising is

A three-foot-wide (0.91 metre) wasp nest has caused a buzz in Winchester, England. The nest is unusually large, but what may be more surprising is

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World Mosquito Day: 117 years on the battle continues

It was on this day 117 years ago that scientist Sir Ronald Ross made the discovery of how mosquitos transmit malaria parasites to humans. On August

It was on this day 117 years ago that scientist Sir Ronald Ross made the discovery of how mosquitos transmit malaria parasites to humans. On August

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The delicacy of eating insects in Japan

The Konchu Ryori Kenkyukai (Insect Cuisine Research Association) opens its doors to anyone interested in sampling insects as food. Those in

The Konchu Ryori Kenkyukai (Insect Cuisine Research Association) opens its doors to anyone interested in sampling insects as food. Those in

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Mapping the mosquito

Head to the park for a picnic this summer and you might find you are the one who is on the menu. In Europe, mosquitos are out in full force

Head to the park for a picnic this summer and you might find you are the one who is on the menu. In Europe, mosquitos are out in full force

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Cockroaches set for bitter end

The indomitable cockroach has long been considered one of man’s greatest foes. Widely believed to be obstinate enough to survive nuclear war

The indomitable cockroach has long been considered one of man’s greatest foes. Widely believed to be obstinate enough to survive nuclear war

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It's a bug's eye

Insects have a wide field of view and are acutely sensitive to motion. Their eyes are made up of thousands of light-sensing structures. Each contains

Insects have a wide field of view and are acutely sensitive to motion. Their eyes are made up of thousands of light-sensing structures. Each contains

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Insects food of the future

Is this the shape of food to come? Most Westerners would be disgusted at the idea of this being a staple food, but for many in the third world bugs

Is this the shape of food to come? Most Westerners would be disgusted at the idea of this being a staple food, but for many in the third world bugs

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Bugs for breakfast, anyone?

Producing more food to feed a growing population puts more strain on the world’s already limited resources. Raising livestock takes up a massive

Producing more food to feed a growing population puts more strain on the world’s already limited resources. Raising livestock takes up a massive

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One of smallest butterflies could disappear

One of the world’s smallest butterflies, the Sinai Baton Blue, is threatened with extinction according to scientists. It feeds on a specific kind

One of the world’s smallest butterflies, the Sinai Baton Blue, is threatened with extinction according to scientists. It feeds on a specific kind

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A World without bees?

More and more beekeepers all over the world are witnessing a sharp drop in the number of bees they keep.   In the United States, 25 percent of

More and more beekeepers all over the world are witnessing a sharp drop in the number of bees they keep.   In the United States, 25 percent of

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France gears up in fight against dengue fever

A deployment of french soldiers has been sent to the country’s caribbean territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Their task? Draining stagnant

A deployment of french soldiers has been sent to the country’s caribbean territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Their task? Draining stagnant

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Bee sting therapy

Most people avoid being stung by bees, but at a clinic in Beijing patients are queuing up to be deliberately stung. Bee-sting therapy dates back

Most people avoid being stung by bees, but at a clinic in Beijing patients are queuing up to be deliberately stung. Bee-sting therapy dates back

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Ants crack property market says Bristol University

Ants are ‘better than humans’ when it comes to choosing a new home, according to researchers at Bristol University in the UK. 3 mm-long radio

Ants are ‘better than humans’ when it comes to choosing a new home, according to researchers at Bristol University in the UK. 3 mm-long radio