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Cockroaches are becoming resistant to common insecticides, which could make them nearly impossible to exterminate

In a recent study, researchers tried out common insecticide treatments in about 100 cockroach-infested apartments across two Midwestern cities. Almost none of the treatments were effective, and some cockroach populations seemed to increase despite them. This means cockroaches are developing increasing resistance to insecticides – traits they’re passing on to […]
Cockroaches are becoming resistant to common insecticides, which could make them nearly impossible to exterminate
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Everything you need to know about ‘cockroach milk’ — the protein-packed superfood that some can’t wait to get their hands on

Cockroach milk is a protein-rich substance that female Pacific beetle cockroaches feed their young. Many foodies and scientists have become interested in cockroach milk because it contains both protein crystals and amino acids. Cockroach milk is technically a complete food according to nutritionists, as it contains all the essential amino […]
Everything you need to know about ‘cockroach milk’ — the protein-packed superfood that some can’t wait to get their hands on
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How insects are trained for TV and movies

Movies will often use live bugs on camera instead of CGI to make their story feel more real and to get your skin crawling. But getting these insects to do what you want requires lots an understanding of how they function. That’s where Steven Kutcher comes in. He’s an entomologist […]
How insects are trained for TV and movies
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Why cockroaches are so hard to kill

Cockroaches are one of the most widespread and resilient creatures on this planet. They are practically everywhere around us, hiding in the walls, sewers, and perhaps your cupboard. They are also one of the most hated creatures by humans. If you are like most people, you will become determined to […]
Why cockroaches are so hard to kill
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Researchers have created a creepy jumping robot roach

VIDEO: Researchers at Seoul National University, in collaboration with researchers from UC Berkeley, have constructed a tiny jumping roach robot. The mechanism, JumpRoACH, only weighs a few ounces, but can reach up to 5 feet high.
Researchers have created a creepy jumping robot roach