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Cross Between Adams & Liebovitz, Photographer Captures Praying Mantis In Nature & Under Microscope

Internationally acclaimed photographers the likes of Ansel Adams and Annie Liebovitz have produced iconic photography while influencing others who are just beginning to make their mark. While capturing raw and majestic landscapes or portraits of celebrities under the spotlight might seem like juxtaposed imagery -- in the very capable hands of Igor Siwanowic. . .

Fun Facts About the Cockroach -- The Animal Video of the Day!!!

Okay.  I'm gonna lay it on the line: I'm not that freaked out about cockroaches.  They are just bugs.  They don't bite the hell out of you like ants, and they aren't poisonous (though I would question the hygiene of this little critters; I certainly don't want them on (or in) my food.


US Navy Seabees Vs. Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles: Who Wins?!

Sure, the coconut rhinoceros beetle is a nasty-looking bug, but no one’s more prepared to keep them from invading Hawaii than the United States Navy! Will these destructive beetles get kicked out of Hawaii before it’s too late?

Honey Bees Killing Bumble Bees? Bumble Bee Population On The Decline…

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for our buzzing and pollinating pals, it looks like the world’s wild bumble bees are catching viruses from diseased honeybees… Uh-Oh…

Super Race Of Crazy Ants Have Commenced An Evolutionary Arms Build-Up [Video]

Up till now, Fire Ants have dominated the Insect Kingdom because of their deadly venomous spray. However, as part of the formidable Formicidae family, apparently the word was late getting out there was a new Sheriff in town. Because throughout the US southwest there's been a rise of a new invasive species of ants who biologists humorously refer to as 'Crazy Ants.' And these little critters are doing a damn good job of displacing their much larger cousins, the Fire Ants!

Microchipped Bees Will Show Us Where They Buzz Off To!

Australian Scientists are planning to place tiny microchips on the backs of 5,000 honey bees soon in an effort to learn where the little stingers go in an effort to combat colony collapse disorder. Do you think the scientists on the low end of the totem pole have to stick the chips on the stinging bugs?

The Layout of a Fire Ant Mound -- The Molten Animal Video of the Day!!!

Let me start off by saying that I don't recommend that anyone try this.  Let me also say that while I'm sympathetic of almost all animals, fire ants do not fit in that list.  So what this guy does isn't necessarily nice, but it does provide an interesting look at how fire ants design their mounds... and also makes a piece of art.


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