environment
Boil Your Pants to Battle Moth Crisis

Moth enthusiast scientists have a bleak warning for the future of mankind and mankind's favourite skinny trousers and t-shirts. Our modern love of washing everything at lukewarm temperatures to save energy is failing to kill off moth larvae, meaning we're more likely to have our wardrobes and/or bin liners full of clothes attacked by fabric-eating insects. Read More >>

science
Moth With Scaly Head and Weird Dick Named in Honour of Donald Trump

After becoming President, Barack Obama had a number of species named in his honour. Donald Trump, however, has managed to do him one better, finding an animal namesake days before his inauguration in Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a tiny moth species distinguished by its yellow, scale-covered forehead and “unique genitalia.” Read More >>

research
Watch This Moth Drive a Scent-Controlled Robot Car Because Anything Is Possible in 2017

We’re living in a brave new future here folks, and that means that moths can now drive tiny robot cars that are controlled by their own sense of smell. Read More >>

science
These Sugar-Based Anti-Reflective Fake Moth Eyeballs Are Not for Eating

Do a quick scan of the latest edition of the journal Applied Physics Letters, and you’ll find that researchers from Belarus and France have fabricated an anti-reflective coating made from sucrose and modelled after moth eyeballs. It could be manipulating microwaves one day, but right now, it’s just incredibly cool. Read More >>

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How a Moth’s Eye Could Help Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Inspiration lies in the strangest of places. For researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research in Singapore, that includes the eye of moth. A new antireflective coating inspired by the creature's ocular faculties could help bump up the efficiency of solar cells. Read More >>

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Tropical Moths Use Ultrasonic Crotch Blasts to Confuse Attacking Bats

In what has to be one of the most brilliant self-defense mechanisms ever developed, several species of tropical moths are able to rasp their genitals against their bodies to produce ultrasonic signals that confuse an attacking bats acoustical targeting system. Read More >>