It requires a certain attitude to brave the elements of Antarctica. Luckily, the Antarctic midge has a set of adaptations that fit the bill.
Monday, June 29, 2020
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If you’ve ever felt like a mosquito magnet, while your friends are totally ignored, you might be right. Female mosquitoes —which are the only ones that actually suck blood— favor some people more than others. In his book, THE MOSQUITO, Timothy Winegard explores what factors make you so attractive, including your blood type, what deodorant you might be using, and even if you’re a beer-drinker!
Saturday, June 20, 2020
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Earwigs are equipped with some pretty imposing pincers on their rear, and they're not afraid to use them. But when it comes to these appendages, size isn't everything.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
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One of the more widespread pests, one out of five people have had a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has encountered them. Here's everything you need to know about them, including surprising places they can be found and why they're attracted to humans.
Friday, June 5, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people may see an increase in "aggressive" rodent behavior since lockdowns and restaurant closures have forced the animals to search for new sources of food.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
A rat's ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how quickly a rat can go from the city streets to your bathroom.