Complex brains much older than thought

Complex brains evolved much earlier than previously believed, the discovery of a 520-million-year-old fossilized arthropod has shown.

Early birds wiped out giant flying insects

We have the first birds to thank for the fact that there are no longer any two-foot-long bugs buzzing about in the skies, say University of California, Santa Cruz scientists.

Insectoid material could replace plastic

Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a new super-strong material based on the shells of creatures such as shrimps.

Modded mosquitoes could help fight tropical disease

Scientists are currently attempting to control dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites, in many parts of the world.

The mystery of jumping fleas has been solved

For a long time scientists have been trying to figure out the physics behind the flea’s jumping ability. New research that was recently published has clarified the science of how fleas jump.