Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren't attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Tiny sensors that weigh less than jellybeans and ride on the back of moths may help researchers study places too dangerous for people to get to.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
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New research sheds light on the unsung heroes of pollination.
May 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.
May 12, 2020 • ~4 min
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Scientists at the Arnold Arboretum are employing a species of predator moth to fight the invasive swallow-wort vine.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~8 min
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A new therapy that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could repair genes that cause diseases like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell.
Nov. 14, 2018 • ~5 min
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