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Battling bugs help solve mysteries of weapon evolution

Remember "the first rule of Fight Club?" That's right: "You don't talk about Fight Club." Luckily, the rules of Hollywood don't apply to science. In new published research, University of Arizona researchers report what they ...

Bed bugs modify microbiome of homes they infest

Homes infested by bed bugs appear to have different bacterial communities—often referred to as microbiomes—than homes without bed bugs, according to a first-of-its-kind study from North Carolina State University. In addition, ...

Kissing bugs also find suitable climatic conditions in Europe

An infection with Chagas disease is only possible in Latin America since the insect species that spread the disease only occurs there. Scientists at Goethe University and the Senckenberg Society for Natural Research have ...

New evidence on bed bug burden in urban neighborhoods

In the first study to use systematically collected data from multifamily housing inspections to track bed bug infestation, investigators including Christopher Sutherland at the University of Massachusetts Amherst "confirm ...

World's oldest bug is fossil millipede from Scotland

A 425-million-year-old millipede fossil from the Scottish island of Kerrera is the world's oldest "bug"—older than any known fossil of an insect, arachnid or other related creepy-crawly, according to researchers at The ...

Grad student names new treehopper species after Lady Gaga

According to Brendan Morris, a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, treehoppers are the wackiest, most astonishing bugs most people have never heard of. They are morphological wonders, sporting ...

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