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Hymenoptera

Ant-breeding scam earns 3b yuan ... and death penalty

A man who launched a fake ant-breeding business promising investors tempting returns has been sentenced to death for swindling his mostly poor victims of 3 billion yuan.

Friday, 16 February, 2007, 12:00am

Twilight Zone

A bat that can fly through walls, a human horn, a pronged screaming ant: these are some of the marvels at the Museum of Jurassic Technology (MJT), a shrine to wonder and madness in Los Angeles.

12 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

first person

Architect Christophe Barthelemy, 42, has been photographing insects in the New Territories for the past six years for a book to be published in autumn. He explains why people should pay more attention to the creepy-crawlies living around them.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Authorities attempting to identify whether suspect invaders are fire ants

Updated at 6.06pm: Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said on Friday the government could not confirm whether the ants recently discovered in Hong Kong were actually red fire ants.

28 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Health-warning gap

What steps should Hong Kong

take to improve communications with the mainland on matters of public health and safety, following the delay in notification about red fire ants? Share your views: write to us.

27 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Space mission proves fatal for ant-stronauts

A mainland satellite that took four ants on an 18-day journey orbiting the Earth returned home on Friday, Xinhua reported.

But unfortunately, the ants - a queen, a king, a worker and a soldier - did not survive their mission aboard the recoverable satellite.

21 Oct 2004 - 12:00am