June 20, 2013

Waterproof Eggs Let Insects Conquer Dry Land

Ed Yong, Nature News

AP Photo

Insects were among the first animals to invade the land around 400 million years ago, and they have diversified so greatly that they now account for three-quarters of all animal species.

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TAGGED: Eggs, Insects


October 25, 2013
When Crime Scene Evidence Crawls Away
Gwen Pearson, Wired
Regular watchers of CSI and other forensic shows might be surprised to learn that forensic entomology is actually a branch of applied ecology. Decomposition is a critical ecosystem service that humans get for free... more ››
October 12, 2013
Fish Have Oral Sex, Too... Kind of
Scicurious, Neurotic Physiology
When it comes to parenting, some animals will go the extra mile. Possums, for example, have their young clinging on as they trundle around. Kangaroos give birth to immature young that they keep in a pouch until it's bursting... more ››