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Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach

By The Scientist Staff | February 8, 2018

The bombardier beetle forced its devourer to vomit it out by releasing explosive, toxic chemicals.

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Image of the Day: Colorado Potato Beetles

By The Scientist Staff | February 6, 2018

Leptinotarsa decemlineata has been decimating agricultural crops since at least the 19th century, and by sequencing its genome researchers hope to explore new strategies for controlling the pest.

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Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings

By The Scientist Staff | January 24, 2018

Insect wings may have evolved from multiple origins, say researchers.

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Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”

By The Scientist Staff | January 13, 2018

Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.

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image: Image of the Day: Beetle Penis 

Image of the Day: Beetle Penis 

By The Scientist Staff | December 22, 2017

Scientists look to a leaf beetle’s genitals for lessons on improving catheter strength.  

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Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017

Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 

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Behavior Brief

By Diana Kwon | February 28, 2017

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Beetle Bomb

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

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

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Size Matters

By Tracy Vence | 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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