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  1. News - China Insider - NATURE

    World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:01pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... wouldn't want to see buzzing around your bedroom. Scientists in China have discovered what is officially the world’s largest aquatic insect, in a mountain village in Sichuan province. The bug – which looks like an eerie combination of a cockroach, dung beetle and dragonfly – has a wingspan of 21cm, said Zhao Li, director of the Insect Museum of West China. The previous record holder, ...

  2. News - World

    Ready for your close-up? Insect portraits reveal creepy crawlies in extreme detail

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:55am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Photographer uses image stacking to create close-ups of a host of bugs Insects often get a close look at humans- and, thanks to macro photography, we can now see their finer details. These photographs taken by macro photographer Johan J Ingles-Le Nobel show insects including a bumblebee, a weevil and a sawfly in all their colourful glory. Using a technique called ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ENTOMOLOGY

    Fossil of world's oldest stick insect found in Liaoning prehistoric lode

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Fossil of world's oldest stick insect found in China Sometimes it is better not to be noticed. A number of insect species look so much like sticks or leaves that they simply ... of scientists said they have discovered the fossil of an insect in China that lived about 126 million years ago whose appearance mimicked that of a nearby plant. It is the oldest-known stick or leaf ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    'Insect' drone with flapping wings developed by Dutch scientists

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... 'Insect' drone with camera flaps its wings Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionise our ... in its surroundings and avoid crashing into things. And like an insect, the drone which has a wingspan of 28cm, would feel at home flying around plants. "It can, for instance, also be used ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Antarctica's only insect is one tough little midge Antarctica's only native insect, a minuscule midge, may rely on a no-frills genome to survive ... genome was the smallest yet observed in an insect. "It's tiny," said Joanna Kelley of the university's school of biological sciences and one of the study authors. "That ...

  6. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint-Paul-les-Dax Aggressive predators threaten biodiversity by feeding on local insects France battles invasive Asian hornet species They slipped into southwest ... velutina nigrithorax, is considered a "public enemy" in parts of France, where it devours native bees and other insects and, experts say, threatens biodiversity. "It's exploding ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... infected with the dengue virus. Tokyo officials have now sprayed about 800 litres of pesticide throughout the park in an attempt to kill off the insects. None of those found to have contracted ...

  8. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Catching mosquito larvae in the Qing River gives buzz of financial certainty

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by MANDY ZUO

    ... in tents along the river as they collect and sell the insects. Gong Yanhua and her husband say they were the first to take up the work. But it's not without risk. During the interview, ... with 150kg of sludge, which after sifting contains 2.5kg of insects. We usually enter the water around 4.30am and get out at 12pm. Two hours later the buyers arrive. How much can you make in a day? ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - DINOSAURS

    Triceratops ancestor a turkey-sized plant eater that roamed in herds

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by AFP

    ... It is thought to have been largely a plant-eater, favouring ferns, but curved tips on some teeth suggest it may have also eaten insects and other small prey. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Duo make a splash with traditional works

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Enid Tsui

    ... co-ordinator with Chinese University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Using insects to create dense clusters and their interesting dynamic with empty space resonates with his love ... that seems perverse. But the insects' vulnerability and insignificance to the human eye strikes a chord with an artist who has struggled for years to get Hong Kong people interested ...




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