How are zombies made? Scientists find out by observing wasps as they 'zombify' spiders to do the hard work for them and build their pupa's protective webs.
Animals May 1, 2019
Researchers have found a more complex behavior of newly discovered wasps on social spiders. These parasitic creatures lay eggs on the arachnids and when these hatch, they feed on the host.
Animals November 28, 2018
A team of researchers discovered four new species of ancient parasitic wasps while examining fly pupae fossils. The insects were named after the terrifying creatures in the 'Aliens' movies because they also burst out of their hosts.
Ancient August 29, 2018
Scientists discovered a new breed of wasp in the Amazonian rainforest that have exceptionally long stinger. The stinger is used not only to inject venom to the enemy but also to lay eggs.
Animals July 7, 2018
An object that looks like the Truffula tree in Dr. Seuss' children's book 'The Lorax' was spotted at the Atlanta State Park. Park authorities said it is an abnormal plant growth but what exactly is it?
Earth/Environment March 18, 2017
Asian hornets are set to fly to the UK anytime soon. Protecting gardens is an important step in preventing possible attacks from these insects.
Earth/Environment March 3, 2016
Asian hornets, who feast on up to 50 honeybees each every day, could be on their way to the United Kingdom. The invasion of these non-native species, which have already caused bird extinctions over the past centuries, spells bad news for pollinators.
Earth/Environment March 1, 2016
Using high-speed video, researchers captured the learning flights of wasps, which lend insight into their internal navigation. How do these insects find their way home?
Animals February 13, 2016
This week's images go from macro to micro in a major way. From dead galaxies to mouse gametes, we've got it all.
Space November 20, 2015
Five new wasp species that specifically target and parasitize spider eggs have been discovered in India. Researchers believe that there are more than a thousand species of this genus in the region.
Animals November 11, 2015
David Williams-Jones, a 42-year-old from Newport, said he accidentally stood on a nest and was attacked by large European hornets while visiting Kenfig National Nature Reserve. He was with Harvey, his 10-year-old son, during the incident.
Animals October 26, 2015
The larva of the Reclinervellus nielseni wasp has been found to manipulate the behavior of spiders using natural secretions in order to force the arachnids to build them new habitats, according to a new study conducted by researchers in Japan.
Earth/Environment August 6, 2015
Facial recognition is used by wasps more than scent to protect their nests. What advantage does facial recognition have over smell?
February 5, 2015
A man in California found an enormous wasp nest on his land. Pest control worker Eric McCool estimated that more than 400,000 wasps lived in the nest.
November 7, 2014
Unused bedroom of British home where window was left open attracts thousand of wasps. Over 3 months, the insects built a giant 3-foot nest on a bed.
Animals August 31, 2014
An English family was startled to find a 3-foot wasps' nest inside of its guest room.
Life August 29, 2014
The bone-head wasp builds its nests, at least in part, from the bodies of dead ants. But why?
Animals July 6, 2014
Parasitic fig wasps use zinc to drill, in order to lay eggs. This is the story of that unique insect.
Animals May 29, 2014