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How Worried Should Philly Be About the Blood-Sucking “Kissing Bug”?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “kissing bug,” aka the stuff of nightmares. News of the terrifying insect has been making the rounds in recent weeks after the CDC […]

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Planet’s Largest Known Tarantula Coming to Academy of Natural Sciences

Shut down this page right now, arachnophobes, or risk not resting easy from around February to May of next year. That’s how long Drexel’s Academy […]

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Sign of the Apocalypse? Flies Invade Lancaster County

It’s like something out of a movie: twice in the past five days, swarms of mayflies have shut down the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the […]

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Customs Intercepts Invasive Insects in Philadelphia

Maritime shipments containing two invasive insect species were intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today. […]


Edible Bugs and Food Trucks at Greenfest

The 9th annual Greenfest Philly will be held this Sunday, September 7th, at Headhouse Square, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The region’s largest environmental […]

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WATCH: Roaches and Maggots Get Their Picasso On at Academy of Natural Sciences

I wanted to make sure to post this way before lunch. Beware: It’s totally gross, but it’s also kind of fascinating at the same time. The Academy […]