The giant cockroach genus Pseudophoraspis expands to the north with three new species
Cockroaches (Blattodea) are an insect order remarkable in their biodiversity and distribution, with more than 4500 species known and great geographical reach. Cockroach fossils date back around 400 million ...
Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics (w/ video)
Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found. These new insights on how biological systems stabilize could ...
Researchers discover wasp larva disinfect their food before eating
Bed bugs are not repelled by commercial ultrasonic frequency devices
Alternative means of controlling urban insect pests by using ultrasonic frequencies are available and marketed to the public. However, few of these devices have been demonstrated as being effective in repelling insect pests ...
Ministers near deal for new environment funds
More than 80 environment ministers gathered in India on Thursday inched towards a global deal to increase the amount of cash set aside to protect the natural environment, delegates told AFP.
Images of 300 million-year-old insects revealed
(Phys.org)—Writing in the journal PLoS One, the scientists have used a high resolution form of CT scanning to reconstruct two 305-million year old juvenile insects. Without the pioneering approach to ima ...
Researchers develop technique to remotely control cockroaches (w/ Video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses an electronic interface to remotely control, or steer, cockroaches.
Researchers seek to explain why there are so few land dwelling bioluminescent species
Warm weather brings out red cockroaches in Naples
The city of Naples in southern Italy is battling an infestation of large red cockroaches brought on by the unseasonally warm weather and unhygienic conditions, health officials said on Tuesday.
Stealth behavior allows cockroaches to seemingly vanish (w/ Video)
New cockroach behavior discovered by University of California, Berkeley, biologists secures the insect's reputation as one of nature's top escape artists, able to skitter away and disappear from sight before ...
Intestinal flora of cockroaches and termites reflects these insects' family relationships, and divergent diets
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, have compared the microbial ecosystems in the intestines termites and cockroaches, with fascinating results. The research is published ...
Cyborg snail produces electricity
Scientists snare 'superprawn' off New Zealand
Scientists have captured a "supergiant" crustacean in waters seven kilometres (4.5 miles) deep off New Zealand, measuring 10 times the normal size of related species.
Learning from lizards
The speedy lizard was streaking across the tabletop when suddenly one foot hit a slippery spot.