insects

6.19.19

Plague of Flies Caused By Chicken Poop Descends on Russian Villages

Swarms of the insects have blanketed several Russian towns in the Ural Mountains.

3.22.19

This Scientist Is Letting an Insect Grow in Him as a Rite of Passage

"It's kind of weird. You can feel it moving around so I joke to my wife that 'it's kicking, it's kicking,' like it's a baby inside of me."

2.12.19

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.

9.6.18

We Regret to Inform You 7,000 Live Bugs and Spiders Are Missing from a Museum

Along with entire colonies of cockroaches, snakes, and something called a "red spot assassin bug."

8.23.18
7.31.18

I Went to a Moth Appreciation Night and Saw More People Than Moths

This sanctuary has snakes, mongoose, and insects, but not a lot of moths.

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2.21.18

Inside the Mexico City Market That Serves Lion Steak and Tiger Burgers

In the heart of Mexico City’s historic enter, the indoor San Juan market is famed for its selection of exotic meats, indigenous delicacies, and rare foreign imports. But who exactly is buying lion?

1.17.18

Exactly How Nutritious Was Justin Timberlake's Bug Buffet?

A 'Man of the Woods' listening party in NYC featured gourmet grasshoppers and ants. How good for you are they, really?

7.7.17

The Internet Is Bugging Out Over a Drawing Beetle

Now you can buy Spike the Beetle's work on eBay.

7.3.17

Like Cockroaches, Bug People Will Not Be Stopped

A new book explores the diversity of modern insects—and the strange people who insist on loving them.

7.3.17

Incredible Knitted Moths Could Go in a Natural History Museum

Max Alexander turns Shetland wool into scientifically accurate depictions of various moth species.

3.30.17

Get Ready for More Mosquitoes and Ants Thanks to Climate Change

An expert explains how the world's insect population will change by 2050.

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