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  1. A tiny little monster of a fly

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... inside other insects. The fly, called Euryplatea nanaknihali, would be better named the zombie maker. It likes to lay its eggs inside ants. When the fly's eggs hatch, the babies move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006485/tiny-little-monster-fly
  2. Seductive call of a Jurassic cricket

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... set out to answer by reproducing the mating call of a bush cricket, also known as a katydid, using fossilised remains of the insect. The palaeontologist talks about why recreating ... all of the reptilian roaring, screaming and hissing in [the film] Jurassic Park came entirely out of artists' heads and had nothing to do with science. But insects such as crickets make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993731/seductive-call-jurassic-cricket
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Parasites thrive on mind control as zombie hosts seal their own doom

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by NEW YORK TIMES

    ... in a serving of coleslaw carries 100 million baculoviruses. Human diners need not worry, though, because the virus is harmful only to caterpillars of insect species like gypsy moths. When a caterpillar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1106281/parasites-thrive-mind-control-zombie-hosts-seal-their-own-doom
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists baffled but relieved after butterflies swarm Siu Lang Shui

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Watchers baffled but happy about big increase in insects visiting for winter, after two lean years Experts aflutter at butterflies' comeback Butterfly experts are baffled by the surge in seasonal visitors to the city's leading natural habitat and are calling for more volunteers to help them tag the insects. On Wednesday, volunteers from Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1079593/scientists-baffled-relieved-after-butterflies-swarm-siu-lang-shui
  5. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    Fossilised 'bug' had complex brain long before scientists thought possible

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... of the family of arthropods, creatures without backbones, which today include insects, spiders and crustaceans. The researchers found two eyes on stalks, which contained traces of a substance ... a long-standing scientific argument concerning the evolution of insects. They said their research ruled out branchiopods, shellfish with much simpler brains, as direct ancestors of insects- lumping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1058838/fossilised-bug-had-complex-brain-long-scientists-thought-possible
  6. Lifestyle - Health - INSECT-BORNE DISEASES

    Going fragrance-free protects from mosquito bites

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR FRANCIS POWERS

    ... your blood. Interestingly, the insects are attracted to these scents. One wonders why, in a modern city with identified medical problems, unscented products are not available. Most top-tier ... insect repellent products. This is particularly important for infants, children, pregnant women and those with allergies. As well as unscented products, one should also use common sense. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1028746/going-fragrance-free-protects-mosquito-bites
  7. New crocodile for park

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trees to grow. The wood is also used to make benches and signs. Tree logs are also stored in country parks to provide homes for small animals, insects and other life forms. Decomposing wood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993186/new-crocodile-park
  8. Bdy of horror

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... finds himself merged with the insect. At first, he welcomes his superhuman strength and insect-like abilities, but he loses his humanity as he is gradually transformed into a monster. Crash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996449/bdy-horror
  9. Fragrant choices

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... citrus aromatics can double as insect repellents, while florals and smoky woods are also good options. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014297/fragrant-choices

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