• Posts Tagged ‘Insectology’

    Strange Science: Weaponizing Insects

    by  • January 18, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Calliphora sp

    Our Monday story from Rick Tobin hypothesized about weaponizing insects, but he recently ran across an article that suggests that some believe that the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could be doing just that. DARPA spearheads a program called Insect Allies, through which insects are used to carry genetically modified viruses...

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    Strange Science: Bees as Interior Designers?

    by  • September 7, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Bees on a flower

    Scientists in Turkey and Iran have identified a species of bees that creates nests for their eggs out of mud and flower petals, making beautiful small cocoons in which their young grow! The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee constructs these delicate cocoons, fills them with nutrients for their offspring, and then seals a single egg into each...

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    Child M

    by  • October 26, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Child M

    An essay by Stuart Metcalfe, as provided by Steve Toase Art by Leigh Legler Monitoring group: Centre for the Care and Re-integration of Feral Children Location: St Hubert’s Clinic Case ref no: 2014/142 Patient: Child M Lead Consultant: Dr B Sinderford Assessment report Background: Child M is an eleven year old girl. She was found in...

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