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Cockroaches Are Evolving So Quickly They Might Soon Be 'Impossible' To Kill

Cockroaches Are Evolving So Quickly They Might Soon Be 'Impossible' To Kill | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Our efforts to get the pests out of our kitchen could be backfiring according to a Purdue University study led by Michael Scharf
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i nailed one with hornet spray - he dropped fast but lasted a while...    what next?

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Bugs are getting hungrier and hungrier

Bugs are getting hungrier and hungrier | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
As climate change makes insects hungrier, they're taking a bigger bite out the world's food supply.
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as the world turns.....   toward a population of 10 Billion, survival will face many challenges - like climate, bugs and food -all high on the list...   maybe Stephen Hawking was right - we need to get off planet....

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Melting ice could release ancient viruses hidden in glaciers

Melting ice could release ancient viruses hidden in glaciers | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
As glaciers and permafrost thaw due to global warming and climate change, bacteria and fungi that have been frozen for millennia may come back to life.
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sounds like the makings for a movie too!

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Why do we love ladybugs but hate spiders?

Why do we love ladybugs but hate spiders? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Most people have strong feelings about insects, but where do these attitudes come from?
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good question....

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Moths are evolving to deal with city light pollution

Moths are evolving to deal with city light pollution | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
While the moths might be able to ignore city lights, researchers see some downsides to this adaptation.
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this one looks like it is dressed for a grand part...   still a bug!

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9 incredibly cute bugs

9 incredibly cute bugs | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Insects have varying levels of adorableness. Here are the cutest ones we could find.
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it's personal - bugs and cute do not belong in the same sentence!

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10 huge food trends you'll devour in 2016

10 huge food trends you'll devour in 2016 | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
bugs are set to go mainstream on a global scale.
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bugs?   edible BUGS?  what happened to potatoes and pasta....  yuk!

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Insect 'extinction event' will transform nature

Insect 'extinction event' will transform nature | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
More than 40 percent of the world's insect species are threatened with extinction, and their loss could upend nature as we know it.
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population on the decline - not enough bugs in the world....

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Scientists Warn of Insect ‘Armageddon’ After Dramatic Drop in Populations

Scientists Warn of Insect ‘Armageddon’ After Dramatic Drop in Populations | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it

Scientists warn that insects could be facing “Armageddon” after a new study found that more than 75 percent of the insect population in Germany has declined in the last two decades.

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Should we be concerned? Impact to the food chain?

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5 Reasons Tardigrades Will Outlast Us All

5 Reasons Tardigrades Will Outlast Us All | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Tardigrades are the ultimate survivors. They've overcome the vacuum of space and flirted with absolute zero. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now.
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cute - I guess

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Almost 2/3 of Earth's biodiversity is bacteria

Almost 2/3 of Earth's biodiversity is bacteria | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A new 'tree of life' shows why it's a small world after all.
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diversity is everywhere - even in bugs!

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Termites build castles for fungus and other weird things you don't know

Termites build castles for fungus and other weird things you don't know | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
We think of termites as pests, but some are responsible for creating elaborate above-ground mounds that are nothing short of fine art.
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must be bug day

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Great Golden Digger Wasp: A Beneficial Flower-Visiting Insect

Great Golden Digger Wasp: A Beneficial Flower-Visiting Insect | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Introducing the great golden digger wasp, a colorful pollinator that also hunts foliage-eating insects
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the world needs good bugs....

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