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14 Great Names for Bugs

Scientists have a sense of humor just like the rest of us. The difference is that a scientist’s jokes are sometimes enshrined in the body of knowledge for eternity, or close to it. One of the ways they do this is naming things that previously had no name, like insect species. A little leeway in [...]

That’s How Animals Roll

That’s How I Roll from the NeatoShop Walking, creeping, and running are so overrated. Here’s a mode of transportation employed by some very cool animals that’s got a lot of other animals hatin’: rolling. Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science Blog describes some animals that roll: The beaches are home to the beautiful coastal tiger beetle (Cicindela [...]

50-million-year-old insects found in amber

A treasure trove of insects preserved in amber has been found in northwest India. Over 700 insect species from 50 million years ago have been identifi…