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Fight household pests with a friendly army of plants and insects
Harness a horde of predators in your own home.
Everything you need to know about the spotted lanternfly invasion
The insects are leaving a trail of black mold across the East.
How to make sure your leech bite doesn’t kill you
You don’t know where that worm’s been … or where it will end up.
Chronic Lyme disease is a nightmare. Here’s why it’s so hard to detect and treat.
Tens of thousands of Americans may have it. But few are getting the expert help they need.
Plant pandemics are on the rise, and we need a plan to stop them
Though they don't directly impact us the same way, pandemics amongst crops could be devastating for us.
The main ingredient in RoundUp doesn’t just kill plants. It harms beetles, too.
Glyphosate seems to interrupt a key symbiotic relationship in sawtooth grain beetles.
Watch a black bear take on a striped skunk in a surprising faceoff
Bears usually avoid skunks, but in this throwback clip, both mammals stand their ground for an epic showdown.
Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires
With facial features to die for.
Sometimes being a scientist means feeding bed bugs your own blood
Bed bugs raised in a lab get hungry, too.
A guide to the tick species every American should know
Learn to ID the bloodsuckers and understand the diseases they might carry.