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In a discovery that offers new ways to protect crops from insects, researchers have found that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees.
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Insects play a key role in the pollination of cultivated plants, and a new study suggests that they can be even more important than fertiliser.
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Scientists have used a particle accelerator to obtain high-speed 3D X-ray visualisations of the flight muscles of flies.
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Researchers have discovered that the Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct but related species in the genus Neotrogla, are the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
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Honeybees love sugar-rich nectar produced by plants, and one of the main ways they detect it is with claws on their front legs, scientists say.
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Scientists have found the oldest fossil depicting copulating insects in northeastern China, Xinhua reported citing a study published Wednesday in the US journal PLOS ONE.
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Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, scientists have discovered.
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Astronomers have created the best three-dimensional map yet of the central parts of the Milky Way - and found that the inner regions take on a peanut-like, or X-shaped, appearance.
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A new study has suggested ants are able to sense earthquakes before the Earth even lightly shudders.
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More than 500 new species of insects have been identified and 10,000 visuals on insect pests documented for the development of multi-media.
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Stunning 3D images of 300 million-year-old insects have been uncovered by scientists at a British university.
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