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Invertebrate populations have dropped by 45 percent in the last four decades

"The richness of the animal world of our planet is being seriously threatened by human activities."<p>Much has been said about the loss of bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species around the world. By current estimates, at least 322 species have gone extinct in the last 500 years. And researchers …

Genetically-Modified Honey Bees: A Key Technology for Honey Bee Research

Genetically-Modified Honey Bees: A Key Technology for Honey Bee Research<p>Photo by Alexander Wild. http://www.alexanderwild.com<p><b>By David O’Brochta</b><p>A …

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Insect Nervous System Copied To Boost Computing Power

Brains are the most powerful computers known. Now microchips built to mimic insects’ nervous systems have been shown to successfully tackle technical …

O Instituto Butantan inaugurou seu Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas (LECZ). O edifício reunirá os acervos de espécimes de répteis, anfíbios, aracnídeos e insetos da instituição. O investimento é de R$ 5,5 milhões, dos quais R$ 2,5 milhões foram financiados pela FAPESP para adequação de instalações e compra de equipamentos. O antigo prédio que abrigava as coleções foi atingido por um incêndio em 2010, que causou a perda de 80% do acervo de serpentes e de várias espécimes de aracnídeos. O novo edifício, com 1,6 mil metros quadrados, tem dois andares e conta com sistemas de prevenção de incêndio e…

Espécies da coleção do Butantan: proteção contra incêndio<p>O Instituto Butantan inaugurou seu Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas (LECZ). O …

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Colony Clash : Insect Warfare

Download the Rule Book - Check it out for free now! Updated 10/23/13<p>Colony Clash: Insect Warfare is a card game where players fight using their …

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Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves

If you’ve ever walked a city block with a field naturalist, you know that on every square inch of surface, entire microcosms oscillate between vibrant life and violent death. And if you’ve ever seen Isabella Rossellini’s wonderfully entertaining and educational <i>Green Porno</i>, you know that those …

What Are Galls?

Have you ever noticed unusual lumps, spheres, or masses on trees or other plants? These strange formations are called galls. Galls come in many sizes …

Darwin did not cheat Wallace out of his rightful place in history

Attempts to reinstate Wallace as the working class hero who discovered evolution before Darwin have no basis in fact<p>This year is the centenary of the death of Victorian naturalist and co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace. So we have heard a lot about him recently, …