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Why we should all be eating more bugs

When I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here comes onto our screens each November, millions across the UK watch through their fingers as the camp mates are forced to…

The beauty of the praying mantis

Give a mantis a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a mantis to fish, and you’ll realise this clever hunter has already figured it out. A video…

A mind of their own: the fungi that make insects do their bidding

An ant scuttles through the rainforest. Seemingly brainwashed, the ant is on a mission to ascend the nearest plant and clamp down hard on a leaf. Here the ant will…

Bees can be trained to play football, despite their tiny brains

People who say that footballers aren’t intelligent have just been provided with a winning argument: a new study has shown that bees can be taught to play football. The experiments,…

Flight dynamics: study suggests value of wing sensors

A new study from the University of Washington indicates that insects’ wings double up as sensitive gyroscopes. Gyroscopes are used to measure orientation, and are present in many devices, from…