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A Spider Builds Fake Spiders To Psych Out Predators
It might be a completely new species--a very tricky new species.
Megapixels: A Dew-Covered Damselfly
A very up-close look at the insect
Can Taking A Pill Before Bed Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
A so-called "bed bug pill" has been in the news. Is it for real?
This Bug Has More Legs Than Anything Else
The "leggiest" creature on the planet was thought to be extinct, but a researcher just re-discovered it. It hasn't lost its creepiness, nor its 750 limbs.
How Bats Can Help Scientists Design Better Robots
Bats can detect ultra-small perturbations in the air, and understanding this ability could improve sensitive detection equipment.
Video: Cyborg Cockroach Scurries Along a Precise, Curved Path
We’ve seen schemes for remotely-controlled cyborg insects before, including at least one DIY kit for building your own robotically-enhanced cockroach,...
Archive Gallery: PopSci Goes A-Ratting (And More Pest Control)
Traps, lamps, poison and fire
Using DNA to Track the Spread of Bedbugs
New research from two international teams will help unravel the origins of infestations
At Last, a Breed of Fruit Flies That Can Count Up to Four
Evolution, as ever, hard at work
Nano-Firefly Tech Could Make Lights That Need No Electricity
Fireflies light up summer lawns at dusk through chemical reactions, which take place between a light-emitting substance and its related...