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Cockroaches could be used to find disaster survivors

A team of researchers in Texas put tiny backpacks cockroaches with electronics used to enable researchers to control their movement. The controllable insect could carry tiny video cameras, microphones and other sensors to gather information from places where humans would rather not…

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Imported pest sighting surge

The fire ant is the most aggressive ant in the world, they swarm victims in seconds biting repeatedly causing welts and pustules and in an estimated 5% of cases they can cause death from allergic reaction. Sighting have increased by 70% in…

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Insects as inspiration to improve aircraft

Trinity College professor David Taylor and his team of researchers In Dublin, Ireland are researching how to incorporate the way insect legs function with aircraft designs to help create them safer, reduce the aircraft weight and improve durability. The researchers chose insects…

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Japanese zoo is trying to improve the reputation of cockroaches

With an approximate 4000 species on the planet, cockroaches are famous for being able to survive almost anywhere. Most commonly they are found in people kitchens or roaming around the house or outside at night. A spokeswoman for Shunanshi Zoo in western…

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Ancient lipstick recipe include crushed insects

It is believed that ancient Mesopotamian women were the first women to invent and wear lipstick. According to the belief, they crushed semi-precious jewels and used them to decorate their lips. Ancient Egyptians extracted red dye from a fungi called focus-algin, iodine…

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Protecting your home from Ants

Ants can become a major nuisance for homeowners. They can be very difficult to eliminate and usually invade homes in large numbers. DIY ant control can be dangerous if not used or placed properly and it only works to get rid of…

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