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Bees are basically the most important insect ever . Honeybees make possible roughly a third of everything we eat, and the bugs pollinate about $14 billion worth of crops and seeds in the United States each year.
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Experts say a swarm of black flies appears to be the best explanation for why endangered whooping cranes are abandoning their nests at a Wisconsin wildlife refuge.
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Invasive species have become a problem on nearly every continent. Native species that may have had millions of years to adapt to their environment are somehow trivially displaced by a species that originated somewhere else.
Mating season: After 17 years underground, billions of cicadas are about to inundate the east coast of the US.
Freaking out about cicadas is a grand tradition-but 150 years ago, newspapers had to explain that the little bugs weren't harbingers of war.
Bug off It might not be West Nile season yet, but here are precautions you can take just in case: Use insect repellents when you go outdoors -- specifically repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and para-menthan-diol. These repellents provide longer-lasting protection than some other products.
Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on fishing trip nearly a decade ago.
Outside on a warm day, something buzzes past in a blur. A large bumblebee or sphinx moth, perhaps? How about a hummingbird? With about 340 hummingbird species in the Western Hemisphere, only one - the ruby-throated hummingbird - is found in the eastern United States.
By Sandy Fairfield - Campbell River Mirror Published: May 16, 2013 2:00 PM Updated: May 16, 2013 2:32 PM These mammals belong to the same family as Coati's and Ringtails, and they are found throughout North and South America.
A young father-of-three is learning to walk again after a terrifying battle with the deadly flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis.
Autumn is a great time to plant trees, shrubs and hardy winter plants, as the soil is neither too dry nor too wet.
A tiny insect with a voracious appetite has found its way to Metro Detroit and soon could pose a big threat to Michigan's fruit and vegetable crops.
A deer tick is shown under a microscope. Common in the Northeast and now every county in Pennsylvania, the tiny ticks spread dangerous Lyme Disease, named after Lyme, Conn., where the disease was first recognized.
In the last 24 hours or so, the above photo has been going viral in Japan. It's been retweeted over eighteen thousand times.
Ah, if only all summers could be like June, July and August 1740 - when three young guys did a science experiment that startled the world.
The Agassiz Research Station has been operating locally for 124 years, and the original building is pictured above.