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Bugs are people, too

Common insects get the close-up treatment, revealing more depth than may be expected
Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney displays a dead Asian giant hornet, a sample sent from Japan and brought in for research, on May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Washington. - The new Asian hornets that have been found in Washington state may be murder on already stressed-out honeybees, but for humans its like a repeat of the sensationalized scare that turned Africanized killer honeybees of the 1970s: a real and nasty bug hyped into a horror movie motif that didnt quite fulfill its scary billing. Numerous bee and insect experts tell people to calm down about the so-called murder hornets, unless you are a beekeeper. (Elaine Thompson/AFP/Getty Images)

Here come the murder hornets, the Western honeybee’s worst nightmare

Conrad Bérubé has already taken down one nest of the aggressive hornets that can wipe out defenceless honeybees. And he’ll go to war again.
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The mosquito has killed billions and changed our DNA—and it’s going to get worse

There is very little of our history the insect has not touched and a warming planet means it will expand its territory
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Are those edible bugs actually sustainable?

Just as eating bugs takes off, a new controversy: Are they ethically sourced?
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Photo essay: A bug’s life

Thanks to a high-quality camera, the insect world is in clearer focus than ever before
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Brace for ladybugs with a real bite this summer

They’re not the nice, harmless variety we’re used to
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Computer software? I’m not that kind of a nerd.

Microsoft Excel used to be just a button on my taskbar. Or one I sometimes accidentally clicked.
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Using bugs as weapons

From hurling beehives to maggot bombs, death comes in small packages