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Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Battle of the Sexes?
Battle of the Sexes?
Jenny Rood | Feb 16, 2015
The spongy undersides of female bed bugs protect the insects from painful intercourse, a study finds.
Book Excerpt from <em>Unnatural Selection</em>
Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection
Emily Monosson | Oct 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.
Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.
Bed Bug-Trapping Plants
Bed Bug-Trapping Plants
Kate Yandell | Apr 11, 2013
Scientists are trying to create pest control devices inspired by tiny hooks on bean plant leaves.
Tough Bugger
Tough Bugger
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013
Fearless cockroach hunter Coby Schal investigates how insects communicate via chemical cues, then subverts those signals for pest control.