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Bee Hackers Help Hives With Unconventional Tools
Flight researchers and computer scientists get all sorts of cool tools to study honeybees, hoping the insects can help point...
New Fog-Harvesting Devices Could Provide Clean Drinking Water for the World’s Poor
MIT engineer takes advantage of a mist opportunity
Video: DIY Cyborgify-Your-Own Cockroach Kit Lets You Steer Real Live Bugs Around
In a prime example of trickle-down cyborg robotics, the remote-controlled rhinoceros beetle created (modified, really) by DARPA may soon be...
Infecting Mosquitoes With Genetically Altered Fungus Curbs Malaria Parasite
To combat malaria, why not skip the step of genetically altering mosquitoes and try some transgenic fungus instead? In a...
Science Wages War Against Mosquitoes: Genetic Engineering, Lasers, and Nano-Attacks
How do we defeat the world's deadliest creature?
The Case of the Mass Honeybee Killer Has a New Prime Suspect
Thanks to a joint investigation from academics and the Department of Homeland Security, the culprit in the Case of the Honeybee Killer has been found.
Humanity Needs to Start Farming Bugs for Food, Says United Nations Policy Paper
The raising of livestock consumes two-thirds of the planet’s farmland, and is a major source of greenhouse gases. Meanwhile, tons...
Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Are 100 Percent Resistant to Malaria Parasite
The new bug is the first with complete resistance to the parasite -- and it passes that gene on to its children
London Builds an Insect Hotel to Keep Helpful Bugs in Residence
Most architects design structures with the hope that bugs won’t take up residence inside, but design house ARUP (the same...
German Airports Using “Biodetective” Honeybees To Monitor Air Quality
Environmental monitoring has come a long way since the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Now we use bees. Airports...