Insects

Biologists study swift evolutionary changes in acorn-dwelling insects

2 hours ago   |   Phys.org

The relatively swift adaptability of tiny, acorn-dwelling ants to warmer environments could help scientists predict how other species might evolve in the crucible of global...
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This nearly 100-million-year-old beetle is preserved so well it practically looks alive

This nearly 100-million-year-old beetle is preserved so well it practically looks alive

19 hours ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

Fossilized tree sap, called amber, is an absolutely amazing substance. It lasts for an incredibly long time, and it has yielded some of the most incredible fossil discoveries...
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Female mosquitoes get choosy quickly to offset invasions

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Certain female mosquitoes quickly evolve more selective mating behavior when faced with existential threats from other invasive mosquito species, with concurrent changes to...
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99-million-year-old beetle trapped in amber served as pollinator to evergreen cycads

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as their pollinators. But, before the rise of angiosperms, another...
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Canada to phase out pesticides linked to bee and water bug deaths

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Canada announced plans Wednesday to phase out two pesticides widely applied to canola, corn and soybean crops in this country and linked to bee and now also aquatic insect deaths.
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Structure of ion channel reveals how insects smell their way around the world

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

The mosquito, sworn enemy of exposed ankles and elbows, locates each bloody meal using a finely tuned sense of smell. Yet, not all insects can sniff out vulnerable flesh...
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DARPA is hosting an Olympic Games for bug-sized robots

DARPA is hosting an Olympic Games for bug-sized robots

2 days ago   |   TechRadar

DARPA is well known for big, expensive and frankly terrifying robots like Big Dog , but for its latest project it's thinking much smaller. The agency has announced a new...
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Podcast Radio

Podcast Radio

3 days ago   |   Tabletop Gaming

The first day of the week is over. And while there's still a long way to go, each day gets us a little closer. Step by step, we climb the mountain. But when you're not...
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Scientists examine how plants protect themselves by emitting scent cues for birds

3 days ago   |   Phys.org

When plants are in distress or being fed on by insects, they have been known to send out sensory volatile cues that alert organisms in the area-such as birds-that they are in...
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Crickets Carve Tools to Amplify their Chirps

3 days ago   |   Scientific American

The insects fashion and use "baffles"-sound controllers-made of leaves to produce sound more efficiently. Jason G. Goldman reports.
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OnePlus 6T rumored to launch at T-Mobile in October

OnePlus 6T rumored to launch at T-Mobile in October

OnePlus teased earlier this year that it was working with U.S. carriers, and now it sounds like OnePlus may have found itself a partner. The OnePlus 6T will reportedly launch... Read more ...

Fortnite Challenge Bug: Where Are The Rift Portal Locations?

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HTC U12+ in Solar Red is now available in Canada

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Watch the first trailer for Disney's new TV series, ‘Star Wars Resistance'

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'All night - no friends, nothing:' Elon Musk describes the lonely 24 hours...

'All night - no friends, nothing:' Elon Musk describes the lonely 24 hours he spent working at Tesla on his 47th birthday

In an interview with the New York Times, Elon Musk said that he typically works 120 hours a week. Musk said he spent his entire 47th birthday alone working in Tesla's... Read more ...

These Are the Phones That Will Get Android 9 Pie

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 chip appears in benchmarks with improved performance

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 chip appears in benchmarks with improved performance

A benchmark for Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 850 processor show a less-than-stellar increase in multi-core performance over the previous 835 chip. Introduced in June, the... Read more ...

T-Mobile to Sell the OnePlus 6T in the US This Fall

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