The reality TV show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is under fire for using non-native insects while filming in the Welsh countryside.
Nov. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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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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Some bees are born curious while others are more single-minded – new research hints at how the hive picks which flowers to feast on
New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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Honey bees can't practice social distancing, so they stay healthy in close quarters by working together
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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Bloodthirsty tsetse flies nurse their young, one live birth at a time – understanding this unusual strategy could help fight the disease they spread
This insect's unique reproductive biology could lead to new ways to control the species in the environment – and prevent the deadly sleeping sickness it spreads to people.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they're managed properly.
July 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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