Mosquitoes, unfortunately, have a valuable place in our ecosystem or something, so going out and nuking all of the little buggers is probably not a good option. The worst part about mosquitoes isn't mosquitoes themselves anyway: it's the malaria parasites that they carry, and genetic modification may have finally solved that problem for good.
Drop dead gorgeous. Killer good looks. This new fly trap is a designer's dream and a summertime bug's worst nightmare all wrapped into one. The new designer fly trap with the glowing LED light is a little lamp that will look great on your deck, but packs a unique punch to keep the bugs away from your outdoor leisure time.
Ticks have just become officially scarier. They are the first organisms to live through a trip through a scanning electron microscope. They survived a beam of electrons and vacuum pressure and still kicked their creepy little legs through it and on the other side.
The American Museum of Natural History, the home of "that giant whale," welcomed a new creature feature into its halls on Saturday. It's called Creatures of Light, and it's all about bioluminescence, a naturally occurring chemical phenomenon that lets a variety of critters light up like LEDs. If you've sat on a porch somewhere and saw fireflies signal to one another in the dark with pinpricks of pulsing yellow, you've seen bioluminescence in action. Fireflies use the signals to attract prospective mates, but that's not the only way animals employ the ability. The stoplight loosejaw fish is "among the few deep-sea animals that both produce and see red light," according to the exhibit. It's basically got its own built-in night vision that lets it see the shrimp it hunts without its red glow giving it away. Bioluminescence isn't constrained to flies and fish. As you'll see in the gallery below, there are a lot of different species that use it, and in a lot of different ways. Read on for more on what to expect at Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence.
Instead of freaking out over an ant problem, an Indian scientist decided to see what happened if he welcomed the little buggers with gifts of colored sugar water. The results were fairly spectacular.
This is what it would look like if you were sitting underneath a planetarium dome which was slowly getting covered with bugs. Those with even a casual fear of insects will not want to watch the video. It gets way, way worse.
So far, iPhone alarms around the world have failed to wake people up for the first three days of 2011. Apple claimed that the bug only effected the first two days of the year, but the bug appeared to still be causing issues today. Maybe Apple's tech fixers overslept?
Shades of Little Shop of Horrors' Audrey with this LED clock from Brit designers Jimmy Loizeau and James Auger. Part flycatcher, part timepiece, the gizmo harvests insects on a sticky roller covered in flypaper, before dropping the corpses into a...
Bug season is upon us, but this time we're going to make a special effort to be ready for those bloodsucking varmints. Short of blasting them with lasers, maybe this Heated Itch Soother can help. The theory behind it: If...
The Fly Goodbye is a shotgun-like apparatus for ridding your general vicinity of pesky insects. Rather than firing bullets, when you pull the trigger the Fly Goodbye will suck air in, including any bugs that happen to inhabit said air....