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Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Bugs Are the Worst Part of Going Outside and Climate Change Is Making It Worse

Bug spray will soon be as ubiquitous as sunscreen. Long sleeves in hot weather will lose their dorky reputation.
Rosemary Westwood
10.24.17
famous bugs
famous bugs

Why So Many New Species Are Named After Celebrities

Scientists just named some newly discovered spiders after Bernie Sanders, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michelle Obama.
Jacob Dubé
9.26.17
Don't Bug Out on Me
Don't Bug Out on Me

Trend Alert: Covering Yourself in Bees

Don’t bee afraid.
Jacob Dubé
9.1.17
hellmouths
hellmouths

How Physics Dooms Average Ants

A quirk of friction offers up ant meals to nightmarish antlion larvae.
Michael Byrne
8.21.17
Wasp Attacks
Wasp Attacks

The ‘Lucifer’ Heatwave in Europe Is Reportedly Fuelling Terrifying Wasp Attacks

With climate change, bee and wasp attacks are expected to get worse.
Caroline Haskins
8.11.17
swarms
swarms

Oh Look. Russia’s Annual Plague of Locusts Is Here

Watch a car drive into the heart of locust storm.
Ben Sullivan
7.20.17
you guys seen these?
you guys seen these?

Why Are We Seeing So Many Fireflies in New York This Year?

There have been reports of higher than normal firefly populations, but it’s probably fine.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.2.17
The Future Is Weird
The Future Is Weird

Welcome to the Slightly Alien Future World of Terreform ONE

The Brooklyn-based non-profit research and design group is trying to prepare humanity for whatever comes next, as founding co-president Mitchell Joachim tells Motherboard.
Samantha Cole
6.1.17
Wait What?
Wait What?

The Bizarre Chain of Events That Led to an Unusual Number of Ticks This Summer

Ticks can carry Lyme disease and other pathogens, so be extra cautious.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.29.17
too many bees
too many bees

At Least You Didn't Wake Up To 120,000 Bees in Your Ceiling

I love bees but dang.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.18.17
Follow the Leader
Follow the Leader

The Sinister Truth Behind Caterpillar Conga Lines

Why do caterpillars line up? What are they plotting?
Samantha Cole
4.21.17
eye in the sky
eye in the sky

The International Space Station Will Soon Help Track Bird and Insect Migration

75 percent of small birds and bugs are too small to track globally. The ICARUS initiative will change that.
Niki Wilson
3.20.17