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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.
Last year, 40% of honey-bee colonies in the US died. But bees aren’t the only insects disappearing in unprecedented numbers.
In 2018, 40% of US honey-bee colonies perished. They're just one victim of the sixth mass extinction — 40% of the world's insects are in decline.
Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction due to climate change and human-driven habitat destruction.
Gourmet Grubb sells ice cream made from black soldier fly larvae, and it's far from the only bug-based food product on the market.
A parasitic illness from ‘kissing bugs’ that bite your face at night is spreading — here’s how to tell those insects apart fro...
"Kissing bugs" that bite people's faces can pass along a parasitic disease. They a lot like stink bugs, but there are a few key differences.
Insects are surprisingly nutritious and they're much more environmentally friendly to farm than pigs or cattle.
People are logging how many insects they eat on a huge food tracking app, and users are experimenting with a grasshopper taco recipe
Lifesum collaborated with North America's biggest insect farm Entomo Farms to build the function.
A 5-year-old girl went to the hospital after she was stung by ‘the most poisonous caterpillar in the US’
A mother says her 5-year-old was stung by a Southern Flannel Moth caterpillar (also known as the puss or asp caterpillar) while at daycare, resulting in a brief hospitalization. The caterpillar's stings are known to be deeply painful and may cause symptoms like headache, fever, and nausea.
A government-funded research project using insects to genetically modify crops could trigger a ‘biological arms race,’ scientists warn
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to genetically modify crops using virus-carrying insects. Darpa says this would protect crops from droughts, floods, and frost. Some scientists and lawyers, however, say the Insect Allies program could be engineered to kill plants instead.
A dangerous parasitic illness spread by bugs that bite people’s faces at night is spreading in the US, doctors warn
Bloodsucking "kissing bugs," or triatomine bugs, spread a parasitic illness called Chagas disease. Researchers have described Chagas as a "silent killer," since many people don't necessarily show signs of infection. It causes serious heart complications in about 30% of patients.