Global map of bees created in conservation first

The data will help protect vital pollinators and could lead to new bee discoveries, say scientists.

Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.

Oct. 25, 2020 ~2 min

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Secrets of the 'uncrushable' beetle revealed

How a tiny insect with super-tough body armour can survive being stamped on or run over by a car.

Oct. 21, 2020 ~2 min


Beetle-mounted camera streams insect adventures

Researchers have developed a tiny lightweight video camera that can be carried by a beetle.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 17, 2020 ~2 min

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A Bee C: Scientists translate honeybee queen duets

Queens "quack" when ready to hatch - but if two are free at the same time, they fight to the death.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
June 16, 2020 ~3 min

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Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~2 min

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'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time

The "shockingly large" hornets can kill humans with their sting and are known to destroy beehives.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Nature crisis: 'Insect apocalypse' more complicated than thought

The health of insect populations globally is far more varied than previous research suggested.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Global rescue plan for nature 'overlooks genetic diversity'

A new 10-year strategy to halt extinction must protect the gene pools of all life on earth, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

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New species of flies found in Lochaber forest

An expert identified the tiny gnats from tens of thousands of creatures caught in an insect trap.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 13, 2020 ~2 min

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