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Insects

  1. Slimy but Satisfying: Termite Species “Ruled” by Genetically Immortal Queens

    I think I'm a clone now.

    Hang on, I'll get to the story. Don't be in such a RUSH.

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  2. World’s Largest Aquatic Insect Discovered In China, Needs An Appropriately Horrifying Name

    In before people saying it's not that big. In before you because you've probably been chomped by a giant bug.

    In the unofficial "eww, what is that weird bug" Olympics, several factors come into play--pure exoticism and number of limbs are of course important variables, but as always, size matters. A recently discovered as-yet-unnamed aquatic insect believed to belong to the mysterious Megaloptera order has been found in Middle Earth China, and I think we can probably go ahead and give it the gold medal right now. I'm sure it has a hoard somewhere to store it in.

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  3. AsapSCIENCE Makes a Compelling Case for Why We Should All Eat Bugs

    Let's see how many crickets we can fit in our mouths!

    Have you ever eaten bug? Actually, you probably have, but have you ever eaten one on purpose? AsapSCIENCE's latest video explains that maybe you should consider eating more of them. They also make a secondary case for why you should probably lay off the beef.

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  4. Bushcrickets Have Some Of The Kinkiest Sex In The Insect Kingdom

    So you can bust that line out at the next party you hit up.

    Are you finding your sex life lacking? Need to spice it up in the bedroom? Then look no further for inspiration than the bushcricket, whose sex life is so weird and so freaky that it puts most NC-17 fanfic to shame.

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  5. Mosquitoes Are Being Bred With Genes That Will Kill Them

    Preparing for mass mosquito genocide.

    Mosquitoes are the bane of our existence and if you don't agree, you are clearly unaware of all of the human deaths that are mosquito-related. That's why this new gene that would supposedly prevent mosquito babies from maturing sounds like a really good thing.

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  6. Bioengineers Inject Cockroaches with DNA Nanobots, Time to Surrender to Our Insect Overlords

    This is probably not the greatest idea, but okay.

    It seems to be universal knowledge that if were ever invaded by aliens, cockroaches would most likely survive. Cockroaches will probably survive anything apocalyptic as proven in Fallout 3 after having to fight off those oversized nightmares. However, scientists thought it would be a swell idea to inject cockroaches with DNA nanobots.

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  7. Caterpillars Pretend to be Ants and Mooch off of Them Because They Can

    Caterpillars can teach us so much -- like how to freeload.

    Apparently some caterpillars are lazy and make ants their slaves because why not? Before these caterpillars have to fend for themselves and find their own food, they instead have pretty neat survival methods that get ants to open their hospitable nests to them. Here, they are essentially wined and dined until they no longer need the ants anymore.

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  8. Science Discovers How Flies Perceive Motion By Using Tiny Fly Treadmills [VIDEO]

    Will we ever get sick of making tiny versions of human things? Please say no.

    We just told you about the scientists who developed tiny camera helmets for falcons to study their hunting patterns; now, we bring you science's excuse for creating teeny treadmills for houseflies. They're using them to study how flies perceive motion! It's totally not just because they wanted to build a microscopic fly treadmill. No way.

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  9. Wasps Get Bored, Bored Wasps Get Drunk, Drunk Wasps Get Mean

    We apologize in advance for the nightmares you'll probably have tonight.

    Wasps are basically tiny little nightmares when they're just doing regular wasp stuff, but the idea of a bunch of wasps getting drunk and looking for a fight is some next-level terror. The British Red Cross is warning citizens of the increased danger from drunk wasps, and the problem basically stems from unemployment.

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  10. Intricate Clockwork Creatures From Repurposed Old Watch Gears

    eye candy

    Justin Gershenson-Gates of A Mechanical Mind has been constructing these gorgeous little creatures from gears and watch pieces for years, using his love of tinkering to create tiny, elaborate works of art.  You can see more creatively constructed arachnids, insects, and other clockwork pieces on his DeviantArt, and even buy one of the sculptures from his Etsy shop.

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