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Watch A Wasp Turn A Cockroach Into A Zombie

Be honest, when you’re watching a tv show like The Walking Dead or going through some zombie movies, you imagine how you’d act and what you’d do in a world full of zombies. But alas, you’re only in the real world and safe from the zombie apocalypse. Turns out zombie world isn’t that far away though! A jewel wasp actually has the power to turn their prey into the living dead.


Can You Spot The Imposter Bug?

Photo: Redditor muppaphone was forced to do a double take earlier this week while browsing through the insect collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. We see what they did there.


Thousands Of Prisoners Released Early In Washington State Because Of A Software Bug

It’s believed that over 3200 Washington state prisoners were released from their sentences early because of a bug which miscalculated time credits for their good behaviour.


This Locust Robot Jumps 3 Metres High And Could Scour Disaster Zones

Locusts get a bad rap — noise and plagues! — but they have inspired Israeli engineers to make bug-like robots that could be a godsend in emergencies.


A Live Cricket Steers Mattel's New Autonomous Toy Car

Instead of releasing yet another smartphone-controlled RC toy car to the yawns of children everywhere, Mattel’s Bug Racer takes kids out of the equation altogether. They still get to watch it race around a room, but this toy car’s controlled by a live cricket scurrying around the vehicle’s cockpit.


The Cool Trick Beetles Use To Breathe Underwater Like Scuba Divers

You see that bubble attached to the beetle? That’s basically an air tank that the beetle uses so that it can breathe underwater. Because they’re so small, they can use water’s surface tension to trap air in bubbles on their body so they can swim under water without having to constantly come up for air. Other beetles can trap air even cooler, like a force field around their entire body that acts as a space suit of sorts.


Scientific Study: Victoria's Secret Perfume Is Actually Mosquito Repellent

A group of scientists wanted to find the most effective mosquito repellents. So they tested 10 different substances, including campout standbys like DEET, as well as a random choice: Victoria’s Secret perfume Bombshell. Turns out the perfume is almost as good as DEET.


It's More Nutritious For You To Eat A Bug Than A Steak

So, what are you having for dinner tonight? Some grilled chicken? Yet another steak? Allow us to change your mind.


This Hot Sauce Is Made With Giant Ants And Termites

Hot sauce is one of those universal truths that different cultures from all over the world have realised is so completely awesome. Everybody has their own preference and people use different peppers and make their hot sauce at varying levels of spice and heat but all hot sauce is good. Even this hot sauce made with giant ants and termites, I’m sure.


Seeing A Ladybug Take Flight In Slow Motion 

Video: This is just so cool. I love how the dotted red shells split and then the wings slowly swing out and then begin to flap and the ladybug takes flight like some sophisticated alien space ship that’s ready to swarm together. It’s also really cool to see this angle of a ladybug taking flight because it’s so different than the overview look we typically get.


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