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What Is This Slug Doing On This Cat?

Help.
Sarah Emerson
5.11.17
Art

Woah, Dissected Insects Make Great DIY Robots

“I dismantle the bugs' thorax and abdomen. They get sorted into groups and then just like with a robot, I attach one part to another until I have the finished piece,” Géza Szöllősi explains.
Anna Marks
1.31.17
Halloween

This Newly Discovered Millipede Has Hundreds of Legs and Three Extra Dicks

Nature is beautiful.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.16
WTF

Cockroach Milk Is the Protein Drink of the Future

An international team of scientists from the US, Japan, Canada, France, and India are pleased to say that the milk protein crystals found in cockroaches are, in fact, a “fantastic” protein supplement.
Alex Swerdloff
7.20.16
Futures

Bug Researchers Are Digitising Their Collections of Skewered Insects

Zoosphere aims to digitize fragile museum specimens and make them available to entomologists across the world.
Emiko Jozuka
7.1.16
spring

Light Pollution Is Throwing Off the Seasons

Researchers have discovered that the early bloom of some tree buds might be down to increasing amounts of light pollution.
Emiko Jozuka
6.29.16
nature

Behold: The Cockroach Internet of Shit and Gut Bacteria

A new study tracks the sources of cockroach pheromones to, well, you know.
Michael Byrne
12.9.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Meet the Spider Species Whose Males Irreversibly Mutilate the Genitals of Their Mates

He breaks off something called her "scapus" to keep competing sperm from getting in.
Mike Pearl
11.9.15
Stuff

Have Scientists Learned Anything from Giving Drugs to Spiders?

Turns out the famous 1948 experiment tells us nothing about drugs, and a whole lot about spiders.
Mike Pearl
10.29.15
Ebay

A Scientist Is Selling the Right to Name His Newly-Discovered Moth on eBay

But you can't just name a new species anything.
Emiko Jozuka
10.19.15
bees

These Scientists Say We Should Be Feeding Bees Mushroom Juice

Scientists at Washington State University claim that feeding a specially developed mushroom concentrate to honeybees could help fend of diseases such as the varroa mite, but other bee researchers are not convinced.
Josh Barrie
9.9.15
News

Why It's So Hard to Figure Out What's Killing the Bees

Researchers have been testing a number of theories, but the answer seems to lie in a confluence of interacting factors.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.15.15
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