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Scientists Froze Some Grasshoppers Mid-Sex to Study Their Genitals

You might not know this, but we’re in the midst of an insect shape-studying renaissance. MicroCT technology—basically a lab version of the CAT scanners found at hospitals—is increasingly allowing scientists to produce detailed three-dimensional images without destroying samples. So naturally, if we’re scanning everything, we might as well scan grasshopper genitalia mid-fuck. Read More >>

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Adorable Couple Donates Their £8 Million Insect Collection To Science

Lois and Charles O'Brien are both in their 80s. They met at the University of Arizona in the 1950s, "brought together by insects", according to Charles in an interview with The Guardian. They're big on bugs—enough to have collected more than a million insects, a collection worth $10 million (£8 million), according to Nico Franz, an entomologist at Arizona State University, where the insects are now being kept. Read More >>

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Robotics Researchers Discovered a Better Way For Insects to Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs. But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get around. Read More >>

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Eight Futuristic Foods You’ll Be Eating in 30 Years

We ate some weird shit in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why Frosties are 'grrrreat', and if you showed him a Twinkie, he’d probably burn you at the stake. But the way things are headed, our food is bound to get a lot weirder. Read More >>

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This Is Quite Possibly the Ugliest Bug Ever Found Trapped in Amber

Say hello to Aethiocarenus burmanicus, an ancient insect so strange—and so god awfully ugly—its discoverers had to create an entirely new scientific classification to catalogue it. Read More >>

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New Emoji-Based iOS Text Hack Discovered

Sending just three emoji to an iOS device is the new comedy hack in town, as receiving the odd visual message combination can lock up iPhones so badly that they need a restart. If you hate someone enough to want to deprive them of a screen to look at for a few minutes, here you go. Read More >>

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Watching a Man Sting Himself With the Most Painful Insect on Earth Will Give You Nightmares

What’s a few minutes of internet fame worth to you? Would you eat something gross? Would you risk your life flying down a mountain in a wingsuit? Or would you go so far as to let a bullet ant — the insect with the most painfully potent venom on Earth — purposely bite you? Read More >>

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Watching a Butterfly Hatch Looks Beautifully Alien

One of the wildest things that happens in nature is caterpillars go to sleep one day and then transform into a damn butterfly after a month. I thought that as a kid, and I still think it now. Like, that’s the closest thing we’ve got to actual sorcery on Earth. Read More >>

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iPhone Bug Can Force Phones to Repeatedly Call Emergency Services

Last month, we covered the arrest of a teenager who utilised a bug to spread a malicious link on Twitter that forced iPhones to repeatedly call 911. And now, we finally know how the bug actually works. Read More >>

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Creepy Millipede With 414 Legs and Four Penises Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Just in time for Halloween, researchers have uncovered a new species of millipede that boasts an impressive array of features guaranteed to make you squirm. Read More >>

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A Future Where Tiny Swarming Robots Bring Me My Phone Is the Future I Want

Making robots act like humans is hard, but making robots act like insects is considerably easier. And if you’ve ever seen a towering ant hill, or a massive bee hive, you know that thousands of insects working together can accomplish impressive things. So why not have a bunch of tiny robots do the same? Read More >>

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Bugs Are Ruining the Movie Experience on Xbox One S

The Xbox One S makes a great 4K set top box. It’s a rare box capable of handling HDR, a part of the Ultra High Definition format that allows for better details in scenes of extreme brightness or darkness. But the HDR on the Xbox One S is currently experiencing some significant bugs that firmly drop the console from best in class. Read More >>

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Watch Up Close as a Hornet Hatches from a Cocoon

It’s slightly uncomfortable to see a hornet climb out of its cocoon from this close of an angle, but there’s also something really captivating about seeing it stretch out to discover its own body and surroundings for the first time. I imagine it must be like waking up with a massive hangover with no memory of what happened the night before. Read More >>

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Look At This Huge Floating Raft Made Out of Ants

How many thousands of ants do you think are in this floating ant raft? I mean the size of it is just ridiculous, and there are more ants clumped up in balls on top of the raft as well. Ants have been known to link their legs and mouths to create these sorts of rafts during flooding but this one is more like the size of an ant island. Apparently, they can survive for weeks just holding each other like this. Read More >>

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Watching Bugs Crawl Across Blooming Flowers Is Quite Lovely

Watching flowers bloom in a timelapse is always fun because they sprout up in this graceful, almost balletic way. Artist Yoshiyuki Katayama somehow managed to add bugs crawling to that dance, which makes it even more lovely. That's because it’s like watching life happen at two different speeds all at the same time. Read More >>