Female scorpions are more aggressive because their extra weight makes it difficult to sprint quickly, new research suggests
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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.
Fossilized bee pupae found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles suggest the region experienced a very moist period during the Ice Age, a new study says.
Six new species of bizarre, blood sucking ant has been identified in Madagascar, and the oddballs don’t conform to the normal rules of ant behavior.
A new video has captured the lightning-fast movement of blowfly wings, which could help scientists develop tiny flying robots.
Resourceful ants know what to do during a flood: They build a raft and stick the queen right in the middle of it.
A woman in Taiwan had an unusual cause of her ear pain: a fruit fly larva was wriggling around inside her ear canal.
A study of one ant species reveals they rely on experience when choosing between nests with a smaller entrance, and nests with darker light.
Scientists have discovered fossils of three species of big-headed fly that lived about 50 million years ago.
Hornets put fear into the minds of most, but there is a parasite that the hornets fear (if indeed they are capable of fear).
Down in Patagonia, thousands of miles from the deadly asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs, most bugs easily survived one of Earth's worst mass extinctions.
Weather forecasters lurk in the animal and insect worlds, or at least they do in folklore and wives' tales.