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Cockroaches Have Personalities, Study Finds

Cockroaches Have Personalities, Study Finds

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 10, 2015) The humble cockroach can display surprisingly complex personality traits, according to research conducted in Belgium. By attaching microchips to their backs, scientists were able to monitor the roaches' behaviour in an enclosed arena and observe varying personalities among the insects. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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How Carnivorous Pitcher Plants Trap Their Prey

How Carnivorous Pitcher Plants Trap Their Prey

Newsy (Jan. 14, 2015) Carnivorous pitcher plants are a little crafty when it comes to catching ants. They trick insects into a slippery death. Video provided by Newsy
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These Mosquitoes Carry Malaria And Can't Be Killed By Poison

These Mosquitoes Carry Malaria And Can't Be Killed By Poison

Newsy (Jan. 13, 2015) Scientists have discovered a new "super mosquito" in Mali that's resistant to insecticides. Video provided by Newsy
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Fly Embryo

Fly Embryo

Popular Science (Dec. 17, 2014) A novel technique tracks every cell in a developing embryo. Credit: William Lemon, Fernando Amat and Philipp Keller, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA, USA Video provided by Popular Science
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