Insect

Listen to the call: Scientists recreate the song of a 150-year-old insect that could help rediscover its species

The katydid Prophalangopsis obscura has been lost since it was first collected, with new evidence suggesting cold areas of Northern India and Tibet may be the species’ habitat. Credit: Charlie Woodrow, licensed under CC BY 4.0 A museum specimen has been heard for the first time in 150 years after scientists digitally recreated its song. …

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Scientists Turned Dead Spiders Into Undead Zombie Robots

If you think spiders are creepy when they’re alive, just wait until you see what they can do when they’re dead. A team of engineers at Rice University in Texas successfully reanimated dead spiders to serve as mechanical grippers. That’s right. In proof that we have permanently strayed from God’s light, the team published a …

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