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The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering marvel, and is providing researchers at Oregon State University with what they call â€œbioinspirationâ€ in a quest to build the worldâ€™s first legged robot that is capable of running effortlessly over rough terrain.
A study by scientists from the University of Valencia sheds new light on how the cockroach organism works.
Finding could lead to new understanding of substance harmful in kidney disease and other human diseases.
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A left-wing Swedish group has claimed responsibility for sending live cockroaches to a man whose firm owns several rental property companies. The group, Antifascist Action, said it delivered the package to the suburban Stockholm home of Simon Kling, vice president of Norway-based investment firm Acta, because the company has let several rental properties which they own fall into disrepair while the leadership lives well in their newly renovated houses, The Local reported Wednesday. Police...
Every dead animal gives off a distinct odor, referred to as the â€œstench of deathâ€, according to new research by Canadian scientists.
Using integrated pest management to control cockroaches is more effective than conventional methods in reducing cockroaches, U.S.
Inappropriate uses of camphor, which provides the strong aromatic odor to many cold products, can cause seizures in young children, U.S. researchers warn.
Fewer allergen concentrations could reduce asthma incidences.
Tiny mites living on the surface of Madagascar hissing cockroaches help decrease the presence of a variety of molds on the cockroachesâ€™ bodies, potentially reducing allergic responses among humans who handle the popular insects, according to new research.
The Darwin termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis), also known as the giant northern termite, is a species of termite that can only be found in northern areas of Australia. This species is the only member of its genus and the only living member of the family Mastotermitidae. It does not typically occur in large groups, but if food, water, and space are adequate, populations can number in the millions. This typically occurs in areas where natural conditions have been altered including near piles of...
Image Caption: House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata. Credit: Bruce Marlin/Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0) Scutigera coleoptrata is one of many species of house centipedes. This species is native to the Mediterranean, but it is capable of moving to other region of the world including most of Europe, South America, North America, and Asia. It is thought to have first ventured from its native range into Mexico and Guatemala, and its range has now stretched into Argentina in the south and Canada in...
Moniliformis moniliformis is a species of acanthocephalan parasite that can infect humans, though it rarely does. Human infections have been reported in the United States, Iran, Iraq, and Nigeria. It has been found in rats all over the world, and usually is found in cats, dogs and, in Poland, red foxes. Intermediate hosts are usually beetles and cockroaches. This parasite, like other acanthocephalans, does not have a digestive tract. It absorbs nutrients through the tegument (external...
Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea. The names of the order are derived from Greek blatta, meaning "cockroach". There are roughly 3,500 species in 6 families. Cockroaches exist worldwide, with the exception of the polar regions and in elevations above 6,500 ft (2,000 m). Among the most well-known species are the American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana) which is about 3 cm long, and the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) about 1.5 cm long. Tropical cockroaches are often...
The Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) is a large cockroach which is originally from the island of Madagascar off the African coast. They are large and wingless and grow up to 2.5" in length and are brown to black in color. The insect makes a hissing sound for communication. They can live up to two years. It is a very popular pet because of its hissing sound and large size, and interesting appearance. It has become a popular insect in Hollywood movies, featured...
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- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
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