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Giant bee found after 38-year absence

March 5, 2019 By
The Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) had not been recorded since 1981 until this January in Indonesia. Read more»
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Stripes may be a natural fly repellent

February 28, 2019 By
In recent years, scientists have been able to confirm that zebras’ stripes protect them from biting flies. Read more»
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Rutgers keys out Asian longhorned tick

February 26, 2019 By
Scientists recently created a guide to tell the Asian longhorned tick apart from other tick species. Read more»
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The Austs celebrate romance worldwide

February 21, 2019 By
If you caught NBC’s “The Today Show” earlier this week, you may have seen a familiar industry face in a slightly unfamiliar setting. That’s because Nick Aust, son of PMP Contributor Stuart Aust and a merger and acquisitions specialist for... Read more»
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LA continues to battle flea-borne Typhus outbreak

February 13, 2019 By
As we recently shared from Buzzfeed, a Typhus outbreak began in downtown Los Angeles in October. It has continued, and made its way to City Hall, according to local CBS Los Angeles. City Hall removed carpets and called a pest control... Read more»
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Barbie to bond with bugs this fall

February 7, 2019 By
On Jan. 31, Mattel Inc. announced a worldwide licensing agreement between its Barbie brand and National Geographic to create a product line and content centered around exploration, science, conservation and research. The Barbie and National Geographic product line features career dolls and... Read more»
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‘Little cat’ town deals with rats

February 5, 2019 By
According to The Guardian, Gattolino is a small Italian village whose name translates roughly “little cat.” Interestingly enough, it is battling an infestation of “crazy white rats.” The rats behave strangely, “jumping in front of cars and killing each other,” The... Read more»
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Jazz Bear plays Batman

January 31, 2019 By
On Jan. 25, NBA fans were treated to an unusual sight at Vivint Smart Home Arena shortly before tipoff of the Utah Jazz vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. A bat flew around the arena, eluding “several security guards and an on-court... Read more»
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Why termites are important in rainforests during drought

January 24, 2019 By
What are termites doing when they’re not pests? Turns out they have a pretty important role in rainforest ecosystems. A group of researchers revealed that termites were particularly beneficial to rainforests during periods of drought. The new termite research was... Read more»
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DeepSqueak decodes rodent speak

January 22, 2019 By
We know that mice and rats socialize and vocalize, but what are they really saying? Read more»
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