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Bedbugs Predated <em>T. rex</em> and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows

The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.

The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.

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Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016 | 4 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Battle of the Sexes?
Jenny Rood | Feb 16, 2015 | 1 min read
The spongy undersides of female bed bugs protect the insects from painful intercourse, a study finds.
Sleep Tight
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.
Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection
Emily Monosson | Sep 30, 2014 | 4 min read
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.
Bed Bug-Trapping Plants
Kate Yandell | Apr 11, 2013 | 1 min read
Scientists are trying to create pest control devices inspired by tiny hooks on bean plant leaves.
Tough Bugger
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013 | 9 min read
Fearless cockroach hunter Coby Schal investigates how insects communicate via chemical cues, then subverts those signals for pest control.
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