All Posts Tagged With: "insects"

Infographic: Dung Beetle Navigation

This animated infographic looks at how the dung beetle navigates in both daytime and nighttime hours, moving its dung ball in a straight line in an effort to avoid other male beetles that might try to steal the precious resource.

Dec 11th, 2013 | Comments

EARTHFLIGHT: Video: Bird Superfood

Migrating from South Africa, a flock of Sand Martins feed on mayflies along the river banks of Hungary. The birds glide just above the water's surface, catching these aquatic insects with impressive accuracy.

Sep 3rd, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (August 18-24)

Researchers from the University of Helsinki may be on the trail to the answer to an age-old question: why do dogs chase their tails?

Aug 24th, 2012 | Comments

Silence of the Bees: New Report Shows Modest Decline in Colony Losses (May 27, 2009)

New numbers suggest that bees may be bouncing back from yearly declines, but experts remain concerned about their future.

Mar 7th, 2011 | Comments

Silence of the Bees: Introduction

In the winter of 2006, millions of bees vanished from their hives without a trace. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers -- and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.

Feb 16th, 2011 | Comments

Moment of Impact: Photos: Inside the Moment: Queen Termite

The queen termite is an egg-laying machine, producing an egg every three seconds from her enormous, pulsating abdomen.

Feb 8th, 2010 | Comments

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air: Video: Expert Hunters

Check out this high-speed video footage of hummingbirds catching insects, which provide protein in their diet.

Jan 7th, 2010 | Comments

Crime Scene Creatures: Video: Pig in a Blanket

This forensic entomologist uses the life cycle of flies to bring killers to justice.

Jul 27th, 2009 | Comments
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