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Behavior Brief

By | May 21, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Beetle Bomb

By | May 1, 2015

High-speed X-ray video reveals how bombardier beetles control their toxic sprays.


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Size Matters

By | July 1, 2014

The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.


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Dung Beetles Navigate by Sunlight

By | January 7, 2014

Shortly after demonstrating dung beetles’ ability to navigate by the stars, researchers in Sweden provide evidence that the insects can also use the sun to find their way.


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Science with a Sense of Humor

By | September 13, 2013

Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.

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Right Under Their Noses

By | September 6, 2013

Biology students discover a new species of beetle in the giant city of Manila.

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Life (Re)Cycle

By | August 1, 2012

Death breeds life in the world’s most diverse and abundant group of animals.


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Beetles Stay True to Their Colors

By | September 30, 2011

Fifteen to 47-million-year-old fossil beetles have retained their structural colors almost intact.


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Bug Fest 2011

By | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.


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Beetle Mania

By | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.



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