In today's news roundup, the Keystone XL pipeline has been permanently cancelled, McDonald's BTS Meal is so popular in Indonesia that several restaurants had to be closed, and cicadas prevent a plane for White House reporters from taking off.
Posts tagged as “insects”
Something unusual is happening in the eastern United States: insects that have been underground for 17 years are coming out in great numbers, mating, and making lots of noise. In a few weeks, they'll disappear for another 17 years.
Scientists have discovered an unusual trick used by Asian honeybees to protect their hives from giant hornets - putting poop on the hives. The discovery shows how clever the bees are, and could give beekeepers a new way to protect bees.
In late October, scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of Asian giant hornets found in the US. Now they're reporting that the nest held nearly 200 queens - insects capable of going out and starting even more nests.
For years, scientists have been studying an incredibly tough beetle that lives on the west coast of the United States. The beetle is built so strongly that it's almost impossible to crush. Now scientists think they know why.
Huge swarms of locusts are attacking farms and fields in northwest India. Billions of the insects are moving through Rajasthan toward central India, destroying crops in the worst locust invasion in over 25 years.
Though most people are aware that bees play an important part in the life cycle of many plants, moths, which are active at night, don't get the same attention. A recent study suggests that moths might be just as important.
Scientists report that Asian giant hornets have been found in Washington state. It's the first time they've been found in the US. The hornets can be dangerous for humans, but they are truly a threat to European honeybees.
Scientists are warning that the world's supply of hazelnuts is being threatened by huge numbers of stink bugs invading Turkey. Scientists and farmers want to control the insects, but they may not be able to do so in time.
Scientists are worried about Western monarch butterflies and are trying to understand why they're struggling. To answer their questions, they're asking people in the western US to send in any pictures of monarchs they take this spring.