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    What Makes a Lightning Bug Light?

    Get Facts About the Thomas Edison of the Insect World

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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

  •  Small Gobius paganellus amongst corraline red algae in a shallow rockpool.

    Rockpool Gobies: Quick-Change Artists

    These little tidepool fish can change the color and brightness of their skin to blend in with their background, much like chameleons and octopuses do.

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    TV "Channels" Live-Stream Wildlife

    A new technology that takes advantage of unused television broadcast frequencies gives researchers, and the public, a peak into the daily lives of otters, meerkats, and tortoises at the London Zoo.

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    Pictures: Tiger Subspecies

    Scientists estimate only about 3,000 wild tigers are left in the entire world. Meet the subspecies and see what threats each is facing.

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