Bees remember flowers that serve them caffeine
March 7, 2013, 4:16 p.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Scientists think the caffeine is affecting neurons in the bees' brains in a way that reinforces memories, and that it may have the same effect on humans.
Israel escapes locust plague — for now
March 7, 2013, 11:25 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
The swarm originated in southeastern Egypt and northeastern Sudan, despite efforts by these countries to control the insects' populations.
Just like the Bible! Swarm of locusts plagues Egypt
March 4, 2013, 11:59 a.m.
Video: Experts estimate that a swarm of 30 million locusts in Egypt will cause severe crop damage. The correlation to the plague of locusts in the Bible has the Internet buzzing.
3 new giant cockroach species found
March 1, 2013, 11:03 a.m. by Live Science
The insects are the first of their genus to be discovered in China, a surprise as that genus had never been documented north of Vietnam.
Spider-Man's webbing could actually halt a moving train
February 26, 2013, 11:44 a.m. by LiveScience
According to several physics students' precise calculations, the resilience of Spider-Man's silk is accurately portrayed in the Hollywood movies.
Caterpillars are the home builders of forest ecosystems
February 25, 2013, 5:32 p.m. by Rachel Kaufman, OurAmazingPlanet
Caterpillars from the genus Anaea roll themselves in leaves for shelter, while other insects move in when there's a vacancy.
Fruit flies medicate offspring with alcohol
February 21, 2013, 2:20 p.m. by Joseph Castro, LiveScience
Fruit fly mothers will lay eggs in an environment with high levels of alcohol, which is toxic to wasps but not to the flies, new research shows.
Insects: The most eco-friendly meat? [Infographic]
February 14, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Put down that hamburger, pick up a cricket burger, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Ants [Infographic]
February 14, 2013, 1:51 p.m.
Ants outnumber, outweigh and outwork humans, yet we rarely give them a second glance — unless they're ruining our picnics.