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Thursday 20 June 2013
A day trip to Brighton on the hottest day of the year should be a treat. But as the train pulls into the station, the words of the woman who answered the phone at the local Conservative Party office pop back into my head. “Bring a mask with you,” she said chirpily. “It's stinky.”
Thursday 13 June 2013
A third of Britain's honeybee colonies perished in the winter following the wettest summer in 100 years last year, according to a new survey.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
More than 9,000 people have contracted the mosquito-borne disease since January
Saturday 08 June 2013
First, a sausage was left in his bedroom. Then, says Rupert Christiansen, things got even stranger.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Leading UK scientists accused the Government of abusing science today after the EU strongly criticised the research it used to justify its position on the nerve agent pesticides widely linked to declining bee populations.
‘Every inch of his skin was stung’: Texan farmer killed by 40,000 Africanized killer bees after accidentally disturbing massive hive
Monday 03 June 2013
A woman who tried to help Larry Goodwin is in a serious condition in hospital after being stung numerous times herself
Short-haired bumblebees to be released on nature reserve in project which could help reverse UK decline
Sunday 02 June 2013
A bumblebee species that had become extinct in Britain will get a second chance on Monday when a new generation of queens is released in the south-east of England.
Friday 24 May 2013
German cockroaches evolved to avoid glucose-based baits in household bug killers
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Comprehensive study reveals hedgehogs, turtle doves and red squirrels among species seeing biggest falls
Monday 20 May 2013
The US East Coast is preparing for a once-in-a-generation infestation of flying insects as billions of cicadas emerge from 17 years underground for a short-lived breeding frenzy known as “Swarmageddon”.
Friday 17 May 2013
A sort of bestiary of myth, legend and animal analogy, Wilderness uses wildlife traits as jumping-off points for enigmatic tales in typical Handsome Family manner.
Monday 13 May 2013
The solution to world poverty may have been under our noses all along. The United Nations has issued official advice suggesting that Earth’s inhabitants eat insects to help combat food-insecurity and reduce pollution worldwide.
The moth that made mobile phone companies sit up and listen: Insect with sharpest hearing in the world could revolutionise technology
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Greater wax moth is capable of hearing sounds 100 times higher than the whiniest human voice
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Whether you’re gearing up for a festival or planning a family holiday under canvas, we’ve got it pegged
Cicada invasion on the way as insects with bulging red eyes crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground
Tuesday 07 May 2013
US East Coast prepares for an orgy of singing and mating from billions of bugs
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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