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  1. 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 ...

  2. Roach's robots are all the rage

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow It's difficult to associate Chow Kam-wing, or Cockroach as he prefers to be called, with his first solo exhibition, Cockobot. In person, Cockroach seems quiet and unassuming so all his weird and wacky ideas must be stored in his head. C ...

  3. insects

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 What is the study of insects called? 2 Which type of insect has more species than any other creature on Earth? 3 In the town of Pacific Grove, California, it is a misdemeanour to kill or threaten which type of insect? 4 By what name are insects of the order dermaptera better known? 5 Which band released the albums Sunshine Hit Me (2002) and Octopus (2007)? ...

  4. Insects are our friends

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am

    ... Summer programme to explore the world of these amazing creatures, writes Carmen Ip What is your first reaction when you see an insect in your house? Scream? Step on it? Hit it with something? Most people are disgusted when they see an insect, but did you know that the world of insects is much larger than the world of mammals? If you would like to learn more about the insects ...

  5. Insects

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Kerri-Ann O'Sullivan 1 What is the study of insects called? 2 How long does the average house fly live? 3 Which insect has the largest brain in proportion to its size? 4 What kind of insect is Archy in Don Marquis' Archy and Mehitabel books? 5 Approximately how many muscles can a caterpillar have: a) zero b) 4,000 c) one million? 6 Which Hollywood ...

  6. Insects make summer a misery for villagers

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... dengue fever. In Fanling, where mosquito breeding has reached a record level, sisters Anita Leung Suet-mui and Leung Wai-hing have experienced first hand what it means to live with the insects. Yesterday morning, Anita was bitten a dozen times on her legs and arms while sitting at home. Normally avoiding insect repellent, she was forced to apply some and pull on a pair of jeans, before ...

  7. Tiny insects find their niche

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... You can find one in your rice jar if you aren't careful. Cotton farmers hate the boll weevil. The insect loves to push its snout into growing cotton and eat it. Most types of fruit ... chemical that harms human skin; Colorado beetles are yellow and black insects which destroy potatoes (they have actually inspired 'Wanted' posters in the United Kingdom); and the Asian ...

  8. Insect club bust is just not cricket for an ancient sport

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... where, come the autumn fight season, thousands of enthusiasts pit their best insects against each another. 'People don't believe such a little creature can have such a fighting ... a strong looking head, sharp teeth (look closely at the mandible) and a black-green shiny body. According to those in the know, the straighter the insect's 'fighting lines' (which ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Video: Mutant cockroaches develop mechanism to evade sugar traps

    Posted May 24th 2013, 04:54pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi In an evolutionary twist, some German cockroaches have developed a genetic mechanism that makes sugar taste bitter – allowing them evade sugary bait set out to kill them.  “Most times, genetic changes, or mutations, cause the loss of function ...

  10. 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 ...




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