Reuters (Oct. 10, 2013) Field crickets face off against one another in Beijing at the annual National Cricket Fighting Championships, carrying on a uniquely Chinese sport which dates back more than 1,000 years. Tara Cleary ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 4, 2012) The tiny pygmy mole cricket, native to South Africa, has been revealed to be a spring-loaded, water-leaping wonder bug, capable of jumping many times its body length off the surface of water. The ... watch video
AFP (June 15, 2015) A Maasai cricket team played a match in a wildlife conservancy in central Kenya to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos following a massive upsurge in poaching in recent years.
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AP (Oct. 23, 2015) A new cricket-breeding initiative allows the Detroit Zoo to avoid the costly practice of flying in the leaping insects used to feed nearly two thousand amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. (Oct. ... watch video
AFP (May 9, 2013) One of China's best-known actresses Li Bingbing traveled to Samburu National Reserve on Wednesday. The aim of the trip is to highlight the illegal ivory trade driving the increasing number of illegal ... watch video
Newsy (Aug. 29, 2014) Our favorite animal stories of the week highlight a blue lobster, a panda that might've faked a pregnancy and Hello Kitty, who isn't a cat after all.
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AFP (July 5, 2015) WWF Australia has released a video giving a turtle's eye view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to highlight that water pollution and climate change remain major threats to the ecosystem after the ... watch video
July 29, 2016 In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health ... read more
July 29, 2016 They may be slimy, but they are a perfect environment for microorganisms: biofilms. Protected against external influences, here bacteria can grow undisturbed, and trigger diseases. Scientists are ... read more
July 29, 2016 Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. New research suggests that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals. ... read more
Sep. 2, 2014 With their long, spiky legs and their propensity for eating anything, including each other, camel crickets are the stuff of nightmares. And now research finds that non-native camel cricket species ... read more
May 29, 2014 For most of us, crickets are probably most recognizable by the distinctive chirping sounds males make with their wings to lure females. But some crickets living on the islands of Hawaii have ... read more
Jan. 6, 2014 Love may be a battlefield, but most wouldn't expect the fighters to be a parasitic virus and its cricket host. Just like a common cold changes our behavior, sick crickets typically lose interest ... read more