Tag: insects

Jun 26, 2018

When Someone Says, “Show Me Some Cool Nature S#*t”

When Someone Says, “Show Me Some Cool Nature S#*t”

How cool are these leaf insects? Just a few of the colorful members from the family Phylliidae.

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May 31, 2018

How Termites Inspired a Building that Can Cool Itself

How Termites Inspired a Building that Can Cool Itself

Using biomimicry, Mick Pearce harnessed the ingenuity of termites to design a natural cooling system for the largest commercial building in Zimbabwe

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May 18, 2017

The Remarkable Metamorphosis of a Hercules Rhinoceros Beetle

The Remarkable Metamorphosis of a Hercules Rhinoceros Beetle

Scientist Hirofumi Kawano created this incredible timelapse that shows the metamorphosis of a Hercules rhinoceros beetle

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Aug 16, 2016

Real-Time Insect Movements Combined With Blooming Flower Timelapses

Real-Time Insect Movements Combined With Blooming Flower Timelapses

Yoshiyuki Katayama combines two different timeframes to create something dreamlike and serene

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Jun 19, 2016

Amazing Photos of a Luna Moth’s Wing Under a Vintage Microscope

Amazing Photos of a Luna Moth’s Wing Under a Vintage Microscope

As the magnification increases you can really see the incredible texture and complexity of the moth’s wing

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Jun 15, 2016

Close-Up of the First Mechanical Gear Ever Found in Nature

Close-Up of the First Mechanical Gear Ever Found in Nature

The biological form of a mechanical gear was observed in juvenile planthoppers, a common insect found in gardens across Europe

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Jun 6, 2016

If Wasps Find Colored Paper They’ll Make Rainbow-Colored Nests

If Wasps Find Colored Paper They’ll Make Rainbow-Colored Nests

In an interesting experiment, biology student Mattia Menchetti gives colored construction paper to wasps and photographs the results

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