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caterpillar

How to Get Rid of Garden Pests Without Chemicals

Home gardening accounts for an astonishing 75% of all pesticides used in North America, making it several million pounds used per year. Most of these are used to control insects on fruits and vegetables. From...

Are rooftop beehives just a brand buzz exercise for companies?

What links the London Stock Exchange, posh grocer Fortnum & Mason and the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh? All great institutions, of course, but they have also proudly introduced beehives to their rooftops. In...
robot bees

Robot bees vs real bees – why tiny drones can’t compete with the real...

The latest service to be revolutionised by drones might not be package delivery or internet connections but the far more valuable service of pollination. Researchers in Japan have been exploring the potential of using...
bee on flower

How to Safely Coexist with Bees and Wasps

If you’ve been dealing with some uninvited insect guests to your yard this summer and need to know what to do to get rid of them, consider the tips from following infographic from Fix.com. Not only...
mustard field

A New Study Finds That Plants Can Hear Themselves Being Eaten – And It...

We know that plants can sense and react to changes in the temperature, to harsh winds and even to physical stimulus, but a new study completed at the University of Missouri finds that plants...
zebra stripes

Avoid Bug Bites this Season by Wearing Stripes

Put that bug zapper away. You won’t need that awful stinky chemical spray either. There’s an easier, more environmentally-friendly way to keep the bugs from biting this summer. Just wear clothing with stripes. Seriously, scientists at...
Bobtail Squid

Fireflies and Fairies: Magical Natural Creatures that Give Us Light

Every now and then, nature gives us things that make us look twice. Bio-luminescence is one of those things, literally meaning bio and light, it refers to the production of light by living creatures. There’s something...
Black Widow Spider

To kill or not to kill? Sharing the world with black widow spiders

“We don’t eat animals,” my 3-year-old told our new neighbor proudly before her smile turned to deep seriousness, “but, my papa kills black weirdos ’cause they will hurt me.” “Widows,” I said quickly. “He kills...
Natural Insect Repellant

Top 5 Natural Insect Repellents

Insects in the home and garden can be a nightmare and it can be difficult to deal with them if you have pets or small children as many insect repellents are toxic to humans...
Liv Tyler Beetle

Bee-yonce?

The buzz in bug science has gone Hollywood: recently a handful of celebs were honoured with namesake creatures, including the Robert Redford horse fly—named as such for its robust golden body. A few years ago,...

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