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    What Makes a Lightning Bug Light?

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Bug Features

  • Picture of a remote-controlled cockroach beside a quarter

    Could Cyborg Roaches Save Your Life?

    Electrode-implanted bugs can now be "driven" with surprising precision (see video), which may make them futuristic first responders.

  • Picture of a new species of glow-in-the-dark cockroach

    Glowing Cockroach Mimics Toxic Beetle

    A species of cockroach glows green to trick predators into thinking it's the toxic click beetle, a new study says.

  • Photo: A mosquito sucking blood

    Mosquito Facts

    Meet the persistent pest that spreads some of humanity's deadliest diseases. Learn how, and why, mosquitoes zero in on their victims and draw blood.

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    Deer Tick

    Discover the blood-sucking bug behind Lyme disease, the loathsome deer tick. Find out how they spread the disease and how you can stay away.

  • A ball of angry bees.

    Hot Bee-Ball Mystery Solved?

    Japanese honeybees swarm to cook enemy hornets, but how do they survive the heat themselves? A new brain study may have the answer.

Animal News

  • Photo of a lioness chasing a greater kudu.

    Lion Kills Kudu

    Two animals tracked by National Geographic researchers meet on an African savanna. Only one walks away.

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  • A photo of a giant South American river turtle.

    "Talking" Turtles

    New research finds that female giant South American river turtles "talk" to their hatchlings.

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