A natural way to monitor, and possibly control populations of, stink bugs
Anyone who has squashed a stink bug knows why they got their name. Although just a nuisance to homeowners, the insects feed on and damage fruits and vegetables, causing significant economic losses for farmers. Now scientists ...
The Heartbleed bug continues to pose risks for people
It's been almost three months since the Heartbleed bug was revealed and many thousands of computer servers still need to be fixed.
Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests
(Phys.org) —Figuring out how to survive on a lean-season diet of hard-to-reach ants, slugs and other bugs may have spurred the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in the ancestors ...
Smithsonian asks judge's help with bug collection
Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake's will has become something of a pest.
Six more bugs found in popular OpenSSL security tool
Computer system administrators around the world are groaning again as six new security problems have been found in the OpenSSL security library. ...
Apple acknowledges iMessage bug, says fix is coming
Apple has acknowledged a bug within its iMessage system that keeps some users who switch from an iPhone to another maker's smartphone from receiving certain text messages.
Homemade stink bug traps squash store-bought models, researchers find
A Virginia Tech team of researchers has proven that homemade, inexpensive stink bug traps crafted from simple household items outshine pricier models designed to kill the invasive, annoying bugs.
Canada police nab young man in Heartbleed data theft
Federal police said Wednesday they have arrested and charged a 19-year-old man in the theft of 900 Canadian taxpayers' data, which was made vulnerable by the "Heartbleed" bug.
Cybersecurity researchers roll out a new Heartbleed solution
(Phys.org) —As companies scrambled in recent days to address the latest cybersecurity bug known as Heartbleed, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas had a solution that fixes the vulnerability, ...
'Heartbleed' hits 1.5 million users of UK parenting website
British parenting website Mumsnet is the latest organisation to have been hacked due to the "Heartbleed" bug, founder Justine Roberts revealed on Monday.
Canadians' tax data stolen in Heartbleed breach
Personal data for as many as 900 Canadian taxpayers was stolen after being made vulnerable by the "Heartbleed" bug, officials in Ottawa said on Monday.
Stink bug traps may increase damage to tomato fruits
The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. ...
Assassin bug uses a 'slight of leg' to deceive and subdue physically superior prey
(Phys.org) —Macquarie University scientists have unveiled a deceptive luring tactic used by the nymphs of the Feather-legged Assassin bug, requires the bugs to be physically attacked by its ant-prey before ...
Planting cotton early may mean less stink bug damage
Stink bugs have been consistently ranked among the most damaging insect pests of cotton in the southeastern United States for the past several years. Apart from the feeding damage, stink bugs are capable ...