When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?
Find out everything there is to know about insects and stay updated on the latest insect research with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and insect pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating species as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about insects.
Take a closer look at these caterpillars, bugs, moths, wasps and butterflies to learn more about insects found in the eastern half of the United States.
Perhaps even creepier than spiders are city spiders. New research has found the humped golden orb-weaving spider grows larger and produces more eight-legged babies in urban areas.
Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the rare Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
Like an army of miniature robots with a highly effective drill sergeant, 1,024 coin-size machines can race into meticulous formation to create three-dimensional shapes.
Ants may be some of Earth's most powerful biological climate brokers, a provocative new study claims.
A municipal worker who got stung by an estimated 1,000 bees while mowing a park lawn on Thursday (July 24) was in stable condition. So how did he survive the buzzing attack?
A sixth-grade student’s science fair project led to the discovery that erythritol, a sugar alcohol in Truvia, may be a human-safe insecticide.
The gait of a 410-million-year-old precursor to spiders has been recreated based on fossilized specimens.
A stick insect camouflaged in the forests of southern China got its cover blown last month by a flashlight-toting scientist who identified the critter as a new species.
Female scorpions are more aggressive because their extra weight makes it difficult to sprint quickly, new research suggests
Handcuffs, spikes and traps – you would think they were part of some bondage aficionado’s bedroom collection. But what are they doing in the insect world?
The newly sequenced termite genome reveals the secrets to their sexual reproduction and their highly ordered social structure.
From microbes to plants and large predators, every organism on Earth has evolved unique survival mechanisms and research has shown us how this biodiversity can help society.
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