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Spider silk reveals a paradox of super-strength
Since its development in China thousands of years ago, silk from silkworms, spiders and other insects has been used for high-end, luxury fabrics as well as for parachutes and medical sutures. View News Article (2010-03-18)

New GM Crop Management Systems Give Wildlife Benefits
In research published today, scientists from Broom's Barn Research Station conclusively show how to use GM herbicide tolerant (GMHT) crop technology for environmental benefit. The authors suggest that the new crop management approaches they have demonstrated could resolve legitimate concerns about indirect environmental effects of GM sugar beet on weeds, insects and birds. John Pidgeon, director... View News Article (2005-01-19)

National Insect Week 2004
This summer will see the launch of National Insect Week, a new initiative from the Royal Entomological Society which aims to raise the profile of insects among the British public, and to encourage the study of entomology. National Insect Week is sponsored by Castle Cement and has the support of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum in London, which will host the official launch on... View News Article (2004-05-12)

Study assesses impact of fish stocking on aquatic insects
The impact fish stocking has on aquatic insects in mountain lakes can be rapidly reversed by removing non-native trout, according to a study completed by U.S. Forest Service and University of California, Davis, scientists. View News Article (2009-03-27)

Digging Up Clues: Research On Buried Blow Flies Will Help Crime Scene Investigators
When investigating a murder, every clue helps. New research from North Carolina State University sheds light on how - and whether - blow flies survive when buried underground during their development.  View News Article (2011-11-01)

Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases
Insects and other invertebrates are the arena for the evolution of new infectious diseases in humans, new research shows. View News Article (2004-10-25)

Ants are surprisingly ancient, arising 140-168 million years ago
Ants are considerably older than previously believed, having originated 140 to 168 million years ago, according to new Harvard University research published in the journal Science. View News Article (2006-04-12)

Cycad pest uses small size to hide from predators
"The small size of an alien insect that feeds on a native tree from the western Pacific island of Guam allows it to hide in cracks and other locations that are out of reach for its only local natural enemy," said UOG entomologist Aubrey Moore. View News Article (2010-06-21)

Rare insect fossil reveals 100 million years of evolutionary stasis
Researchers have discovered the 100 million-year-old ancestor of a group of large, carnivorous, cricket-like insects that still live today in southern Asia, northern Indochina and Africa.  View News Article (2011-02-04)

Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley
In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstätte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx). View News Article (2014-09-02)

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