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Historian argues mosquitoes are more than mere pests

August 20, 2019 By
In his book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator,¬†historian Timothy Winegard examines how mosquitoes have shaped human history. Read more»
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Rat bar (PHOTO: THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON)

Grab a beer in San Fran with your favorite rat

June 13, 2019 By
A rat-themed pop-up bar opens in San Francisco this week, where guests can enjoy the company of rodents and maybe even adopt one. Read more»
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Newly discovered spiders named after Star Wars Stormtroopers

May 3, 2019 By
For all the Star Wars fans out the there: May the Fourth be with you! Some interesting spider news from South America was announced. Researchers discovered a news species of spiders in Colombia. Four of six bald-legged spiders will be... Read more»
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Bed bugs in books

April 1, 2019 By
Do you offer bed bug treatments for libraries? It might be worth considering. A library system in Lincoln, Nebraska inspects every book or item returned to all eight branches. The system found bed bugs in 2014 and a committee of... Read more»
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On the rocks, or on the ants?

December 18, 2018 By
Video documentary powerhouse Great Big Story recently published a video in conjunction with the Singapore Tourism Board titled “Nature’s Cocktail.” The three-minute video profiles Vijay Mudaliar, co-owner and founder of Native, a cocktail bar in Singapore. Since 2015, he has... Read more»
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Pheromones in tears of baby mice could prevent breeding

November 6, 2018 By
Signals from a pheromone produced by male mice to encourage breeding, is replaced with signals from a pheromone produced by baby mice. Read more»
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A different take on bird control

September 6, 2018 By
Trash-collecting birds are part of the answer for cleaning up cigarette butts at an amusement park in France. Read more»
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Phidippus regius, jumping spider. Photo: Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org

Spiders can jump how far?

July 19, 2018 By
Humans can jump pretty far, but spiders can jump even farther to catch their prey. According to ValueWalk, some spider species hunt by jumping on their prey instead of spinning a web. The average spider typically uses spinnerets to create... Read more»
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Raccoon climbs 25-story building in downtown St. Paul

July 12, 2018 By
A raccoon goes on a wild adventure while escaping capture by the Wildlife Management Services. Her day began by scoping out pigeon nests on the ledge of St. Paul’s UBS Tower, and turned into a day-long climb up a 25-story... Read more»
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Wire-chewing woodchuck caught in police parking lot

June 26, 2018 By
Employees at the Madison Police Department had an unexpected culprit causing havoc in their parking lot. Read more»