For many people, the gentle blinks of fireflies flashing are a favorite part of summer evenings. An entomologist explains some lightning bug basics.
When the Beetle was first introduced, Americans had never seen anything like it. Among art car enthusiasts, it became the ideal canvas for self-expression.
You can barely communicate with your kids, but these creatures are sending complex interspecies instructions.
Dung beetles are largely invisible. And yet without their vital activities, the world would have a lot more faeces in it.
Champagne celebrations with a new species discovery for beetle scientists may not be the best move – you'd be drunk all the time. But it's still important work.
Climate change threatens to cause mass extinctions – but how, exactly? New research suggests male fertility may be the weakest link.
According to experts, ladybirds are no more dangerous than they were before.
The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they're in South Africa.
Meet the brawny bug with a concoction so caustic it'll make a toad vomit.
Bugs use their own defecation to defend their young, locate their homes and increase mating opportunities. For humans, insect faeces may even have untapped medicinal properties.
From shapeshifting octopi to acid-firing beetles.
It's thanks to decomposition brought about by beetles and fungi that we're not all buried under dead organic matter.
How can the same basic genome produce such different forms in the two sexes of a single species? It turns out one gene can encode for various things, depending on the order its instructions are read.
A new project hopes to drill through the Earth's crust for the first time. But what beasties lurk deep beneath our feet?
More logging won't help Bialowieza fight off spruce bark beetles. Let's let the forest adapt and evolve naturally.
Bat populations have been hammered by deforestation. Efforts like tree-planting schemes are a step forward, but they're doomed to fail unless we apply a bit more local knowledge.
Dung beetles have been cleaning up the planet for at least 65 million years. The 6000 species across the world have adapted to a life at the back end of the food chain in the most remarkable ways.
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Coffee growers in Costa Rica have increased their coffee yields by leaving patches of surrounding rainforest untouched. Researchers…
An increase in mountain pine beetle outbreaks in North America has been linked with climate change. A study of the number…