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Plant to Bug

A bug acquired the DNA of a toxic plant, and now it’s running rampant

March 26th, 2021

Over the course of the pandemic, the novel coronavirus has morphed into new variants that have featured genetic changes capable of altering its behavior. Whether it’s a single-cell organism or a multi-cell being, any living creature can go through mutations that will allow it to adapt better to its surroundings. But researchers have just observed …

eating bugs

Purina wants you to feed your dog bugs – here’s why

November 6th, 2020

Purina is making a move to test out a sustainable source of insect-based protein for some of its dog and cat food. The company’s Beyond Naturals foods will soon include a product that sources protein from fly larvae. Scientists have long suggested that insect proteins may save us from food shortages in the future. The …

eating bugs

Get ready to eat bugs! No, seriously…

September 2nd, 2020

With climate change and a booming population, humans may soon need an alternative food source. A team of researchers argues that bugs — specifically the yellow mealworm — is the ideal candidate for commercial harvesting. Mealworms are high in protein and could be used as an additive in various foods. The world’s human population is …

spotted lanternfly

If you see this bug, kill it

August 17th, 2020

The spotted lanternfly is invading the East Coast and officials are urging citizens to be on the lookout for the invasive species and kill it if necessary. The bugs feed on over 70 native plants and can cause severe damage to crops. The insects are native to Asia and typically travel to other countries via …

bombardier beetle

Watch this remarkable beetle survive being eaten alive

March 1st, 2018

Evolution really is a wondrous thing. The ceaseless march of progress in the animal kingdom has led to countless species with incredible features that help them survive, and for every elite predator that roams the Earth there’s a species that has figure out how to beat them. A new study published in Biology Letters focuses …

Your iPhone will crash if someone sends you this character, and there’s no way to fix it

February 15th, 2018

It hasn’t been a good year for Apple’s software quality assurance department. Between a critical security bug in macOS, a brand-new product being launched late and without half of its features enabled, or a throttling feature being snuck into an iOS update, it seems that something is wrong in Apple’s development process. But a new bug, first discovered by Mobile …

eating bugs

Scientists say we should definitely be eating more bugs

January 25th, 2018

What did you have for breakfast this morning? How about dinner last night? If bugs aren’t the menu you might be doing yourself and your most ancient ancestors a serious disservice. At least that’s what a team of researchers from Rutgers are suggesting, and they just published a new research paper explaining why insects should …