If you think only humans engage in disinformation, think again. Here is a stunning example of a beetle manipulating the odors emitted from a rotting corpse to keep it hidden from competitors.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~9 min
Jan. 24, 2021 • ~4 min •
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.
June 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Researchers realised a dull-looking 13,000-year-old weevil was actually covered in brilliant green, blue and yellow nanoscopic crystals.
April 16, 2020 • ~7 min
Dung beetles help rainforests regrow – but extreme drought and wildfires in the Amazon are killing them off
A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.
March 9, 2020 • ~6 min
A drop of fossilized amber from a mine in northern Myanmar contains not just a beetle but also 62 grains of pollen still clinging to its legs.
Nov. 12, 2019 • ~4 min
“The Rockefeller Beetles,” a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, features hundreds of specimens from an exceptional collection that reflects the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion.
Oct. 18, 2018 • ~2 min