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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | February 22, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Battle of the Sexes?

By Jenny Rood | February 16, 2015

The spongy undersides of female bed bugs protect the insects from painful intercourse, a study finds.


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Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection

By Emily Monosson | October 1, 2014

In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.


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Sleep Tight

By Emily Monosson | October 1, 2014

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.


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Bed Bug-Trapping Plants

By Kate Yandell | April 11, 2013

Scientists are trying to create pest control devices inspired by tiny hooks on bean plant leaves.


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Tough Bugger

By Megan Scudellari | March 1, 2013

Fearless cockroach hunter Coby Schal investigates how insects communicate via chemical cues, then subverts those signals for pest control.


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