If you thought that bedbug-proofing your mattress would protect you, you might have to rethink that.
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Despite its small size, the robber fly boasts visual abilities that rival that of the dragonfly, which is 10 times larger and can carry bigger eyes.
The 100-million-year-old remains of an alien-looking female insect — complete with a triangular head and bulging eyes — have been discovered encased in a glob of hardened resin called amber.
Glowworms create dazzling threads to trap unsuspecting insects. And now, researchers think they may have found the secret ingredient in the worms' traps: urea from their guts.
A bizarre-looking Cretaceous-era insect that seems to be a mash-up of many kinds of bugs was recently unearthed in amber from Myanmar.
It's probably a bad idea to scroll through the Food and Drug Administration's "Defect Levels Handbook" before a meal.
Birds aren't the only animals that can soar to exceptional heights. Insects can also rise to the occasion, reaching astounding altitudes.
Amber reveals that millions of years ago, a bug similar to a stick insect left its "skin" behind in a resin trap.
But sometimes, bugs get a bad rap -- most are beneficial to people. But a small percentage of them can affect our health.