WEIRD ANIMALS

Cockroaches are evolving to become invincible

They’re hiding in your house, carrying germs, and now there’s virtually no way to kill them. By Matt Davis – Not only are German cockroaches a major health concern, but they reproduce rapidly and are notoriously difficult to eradicate. A new study shows …

Antler Genes

Future cancer research may come from studying antler growth. By Mike Colagrossi – While sequencing the genomes of some 44 ruminants — among them cows, giraffes, and other mammals that have chambered stomachs for plant digestion — Chinese scientists closely studied those that …

Insects found to be flying superbugs around hospitals

  By Michael Irving – A study of 20,000 insects taken from hospitals across the UK has revealed just how many are harboring antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Credit: radub85/Depositphotos). A new study has revealed the role that regular bugs play in spreading superbugs. A team …