Tag: insects

tick, ticks, insects

As Ticks Thrive, Red Meat Allergy Prominence Continues to Rise

Tick bites can be irritating and painful, but they can become even more serious when the tick at hand is carrying a disease. When people think of tick diseases, Lyme disease most commonly comes to mind. However, a new condition is sweeping across the country, and it has scientists worried about its growing prevalence. Some …

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bees, pollinators, insects, bee

Bees Are Finally an Endangered Species, But Why?

Bees are the little garden insects with fail to think twice about, but now that they are endangered, perhaps more attention will be paid to them. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given endangered species status to seven species of yellow-faced bees that are native to the islands of Hawaii. They are now the …

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bugs, insects, insect, roach

Researchers: Rich Neighborhoods Have a Wider Range of Bugs

You might think that insects are only attracted to your neighbors – they can’t possibly be found in your own home. However, new research has revealed that bugs don’t discriminate, unless it comes to wealth. Researcher Misha Leong from the California Academy of Sciences decided to look into data from a 2003 study conducted by North …

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Bees Aren’t the World’s Only Pollinators, According to Scientists

Bees are responsible for pollination, but they aren’t the only ones doing the hard work. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America has found that between 25 and 50 percent of pollination is performed by non-bees. This means that while bees do a lot of the job, …

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frog, animals

Here are 5 Newly Discovered Creatures You Need to See to Believe

Although we’ve been on this planet for quite some time, there are still new creatures being discovered on a regular basis. In fact, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry has recently composed a list of about 18,000 newly discovered species discovered over the past year. In honor of their discoveries, the researchers typically release a “Top 10” list …

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