World heading towards a devastating insect apocalypse according to new study

World heading towards a devastating insect apocalypse according to new study

Land overuse, resource depletion, and global warming have all had disastrous implications for the world. According to a new study, portions of the planet are now on the verge of an insect apocalypse. The study, which was published in the journal Nature, discovered a link between high-intensity agriculture and the ever-present climate emergency. They discovered […]

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Spiders use their webs as “hearing aid” to sense incoming prey or predators

Spiders use their webs as “hearing aid” to sense incoming prey or predators

Orb-weaving spiders, according to a recent study, use their webs as extended auditory arrays to catch sounds, potentially providing them earlier warning of approaching prey or predators. Jonathan Cohen is the photographer for this image. Humans and most other vertebrate species hear through eardrums, which convert soundwave pressure into signals for our brains. But what […]

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Tawny Crazy Ants may have finally met their Kryptonite – a naturally occurring fungus can crush local populations

Tawny Crazy Ants may have finally met their Kryptonite – a naturally occurring fungus can crush local populations

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) — When tawny crazy ants invade a new location, they act as an ecological wrecking ball, displacing native insects and small animals while also generating huge issues for homeowners. Scientists at The University of Texas in Austin have showed how to harness a naturally occurring fungus to kill small populations of crazy […]

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Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them

Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them

Insects have been around for more than 400m years, their ancestors crawling from the oceans to colonise the land long before dinosaurs appeared. They have been enormously successful, evolving into a staggering diversity of more than 1m known species, with perhaps as many as another 4m yet to be described by science. There are more […]

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Death by 1,000 cuts: Are major insect losses imperiling life on Earth?

Death by 1,000 cuts: Are major insect losses imperiling life on Earth?

Chances are, the works of the world’s insects touch your lips every day. The coffee or tea you savor, both are insect pollinated. Apples, oranges, cabbages, cashews, cherries, carrots, broccoli, watermelon, garlic, cinnamon, basil, sunflower seeds, almonds, canola oil — all are insect pollinated. Honey, dyes, even some vaccines require insects to come to fruition. […]

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