DNA analysis revealed that roaches have expanded set of genes that allow them to thrive in filthy environments and consume toxic food. These genes also include those that allow these bugs to regrow broken limbs.
Termites no longer have their own order in the insect kingdom. An update on the master list of insect names identified termites as a member of the cockroach family Blattodea.
Animals March 3, 2018
Cockroaches are among the fastest in the insect world. However, its speed is not the only reason why it could survive collisions without getting injured.
Animals February 14, 2018
The problem of cockroaches in PlayStation 4 units is much more prevalent than you may think, according to repairmen. Thankfully, there are some ways to prevent the console from being infested by the pests.
Video Games April 17, 2017
In Chennai in India, doctors have successfully removed a live cockroach from a woman’s skull. The patient says she felt a weird, itchy sensation around her nose and eyes, prompting her to seek medical help.
Medicine February 7, 2017
Thanks to the hot weather, cockroaches are going to start flying around New York City. Hopefully, they won't land on anyone and ruin their day.
Animals August 15, 2016
These pests might have some use after all. An international team of scientists found that cockroach milk is four times more nutritious than cow's milk and could be the future's superfood.
Animals July 26, 2016
VelociRoACHes get an upgrade and can now perform cooperative behaviors similar to army ants. Fine tuning the robots greatly impact rescue operations in the future.
Robotics May 8, 2016
Icky cockroaches may save your life someday. Researchers were able to find inspiration from the speed and flexibility of these insects in creating robots that can help rescue people during natural disasters.
FUTURE TECH February 9, 2016
A new study conducted by the University of Cambridge discovered how cockroaches use the muscle fibers of their mandibles to generate a biting force up to 50 times stronger than their own body weight. This allows the creatures to chew through particularly tough materials such as wood.
Earth/Environment November 16, 2015
Scientists aim to study the bite force of cockroaches. They found out that American cockroaches can bite with force 50 times its body weight and five times the relative force of a human being.
November 12, 2015
Scientists hacked into the brains of free-walking cockroaches and found the neurons responsible for motion control. The discovery could explain how other insect species behave and how they can be controlled.
Animals October 28, 2015
Experts from Russia have unveiled a mini robot that looks and moves like a cockroach and can carry a portable mini camera to help save lives and... spy on you.
FUTURE TECH September 28, 2015
A team of researchers at the Trinity College in Dublin are studying how to incorporate different functionalities of insect legs with aircraft and hospital equipment designs in order to make them lighter and safer for users.
July 2, 2015
Researchers have found that not only do cockroaches have personalities but that individual traits influence how they respond to each other and react to their environment as well.
Animals March 11, 2015
Cockroaches may not seem warm and fuzzy, but they do exhibit individual personalities, researchers find. Some are shy, others more adventurous, and it all likely adds to their evolutionary success, scientists say.
March 10, 2015
Cyber-Roaches may be the EMTs of the future. Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing tiny electronic backpacks with technology that can help rescuers locate people trapped under debris more easily.
Internet Culture November 8, 2014