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A monarch butterfly clings to a plant at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California, December 30, 2014.

More than 50% of insects have disappeared since 1970, an ecologist warns — even more evidence of an ‘insect apocalypse’

A new report reveals that 50% or more of insects have disappeared since 1970 due to habitat loss and pesticide use.
Brazilian man's lawn.

A man in Brazil accidentally blew up his yard while trying to kill some cockroaches

Cesar Schmitz told FocusOn News, translated by the New York Post, that his wife had complained about roaches invading their garden.
A focus-stacked image of a small spider.

13 creepy photos of the microscopic world around us that will make your skin crawl

Microscopes reveal the hidden and sometimes haunting worlds that lurk beyond view in lakes, the corners of your home, and even your own mind.
A cross section of a tulip bud.

The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail

Nikon Small World judges pore over thousands of pictures each year to select the best. From fly eyes to jewel bearings, here are 40 of our favorites.
A cross section of a tulip bud.

The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail

Nikon's Small World judges pore over thousands of photos each year to select the best. From fly eyes to jewel bearings, here are 40 of our favorites.
Bed bug paranoia is a natural response, giving you the energy needed to take care of the situation.

‘You don’t feel safe in your own home:’ Bed bugs’ biggest health threats are psychological, triggering flashbacks, extreme anx...

While the critters aren't physically dangerous, researchers and victims know they can cause mental health harm. For some, the effects are lasting.

Toxic caterpillars are parading into new parts of Europe, causing asthma attacks, rash, and fever in the humans who encounter their tiny hairs

Oak processionary caterpillars have more than 700,000 toxic hairs that can be carried by the wind, nestled in people's clothing, or hidden in pet fur.

Wasps are taking over Alabama with ‘super nests’ that can hold 15,000 yellow jackets

Charles Ray, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is warning residents to be on the lookout for "super nests."
As plant-based "meat" takes off, Barclays looks to bugs as a major part of the future of alternative proteins.

Eating insects will soon go mainstream as bug protein is set to explode into an $8 billion business

Eating bugs is becoming increasingly common as the global population swells and Gen Z seeks more sustainable alternatives to traditional meat.

Nearly 9 out of 10 flying insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria, a new study finds

British researchers tested over 20,000 flying insects found in seven hospitals and found that almost 9 out of 10 carry potentially harmful bacteria.