A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.
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"Choosing the appropriate bug repellent can be confusing for parents. Some may protect against mosquitos but not ticks, for example."
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With summer's arrival, avoiding ticks and the Lyme disease they spread is super important. A phone app can give you the facts you need to know.
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A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.
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The fossil researchers have dubbed the "world's oldest bug" is older than any fossil of an insect, arachnid, or related creepy-crawly.
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After 17 years underground, cicadas will return by the millions this summer. Here, an expert breaks down their life cycle and why they emerge when they do.
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Although there are pros and cons to flowering strips for bumble bees, they're a good way to offset pollinator declines, say researchers.
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Buzz about "murder hornets" and "killer bees" aside, people love bees. And that's a positive sign for the conservation of our pollinators, researchers say.
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