More than 40 percent of insect species declining, could have 'catastrophic' results, study says – USA TODAY

  1. More than 40 percent of insect species declining, could have ‘catastrophic’ results, study says  USA TODAY
  2. Insects Are Dying En Masse, Risking ‘Catastrophic’ Collapse Of Earth’s Ecosystems  HuffPost
  3. Insects are dying off at record rates — an ominous sign we’re in the middle of a 6th mass extinction  Business Insider
  4. Insects are dying off — alarmingly fast  Vox.com
  5. Earth faces catastrophic ‘extinction event’ as insect numbers plummet  Mirror Online
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Study: Massive insect decline could have 'catastrophic' impact on environment – WRAL Tech Wire

  1. Study: Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ impact on environment  WRAL Tech Wire
  2. Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ environmental impact, study says  CNN
  3. Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’  The Guardian
  4. Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ environmental impact, study says  WTOP
  5. Scientists Predict ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ for Mankind as Insects Die Out  Sputnik International
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Massive insect decline could have 'catastrophic' environmental impact, study says – CNN

  1. Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ environmental impact, study says  CNN
  2. Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’  The Guardian
  3. Over 40 percent of insect species face extinction: study  DW (English)
  4. ‘Catastrophic collapse’: Plunging insect numbers threaten ‘survival of mankind’  Newshub
  5. Why are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it?  The Guardian
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The Pentagon is studying an insect army to defend crops. Critics fear a bioweapon.

  1. The Pentagon is studying an insect army to defend crops. Critics fear a bioweapon.  Washington Post
  2. Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.  New York Times
  3. US military plan to spread viruses using insects could create ‘new class of biological weapon’, scientists warn  The Independent
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Taste is key in promoting insect-based food

Eating insects, instead of meat, could have significant environmental and health benefits. However, many people are disgusted by the idea of insects as food, so researchers are working to increase their appeal. A recent study finds that promoting insect-based food as pleasurable, luxurious and exotic — rather than healthy or environmentally friendly — could be an effective marketing strategy.
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Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight

A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is presented in Science. Experiments with this first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot — carried out in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research – improved our understanding of how fruit flies control aggressive escape maneuvers. Apart from its further potential in insect flight research, the robot’s exceptional flight qualities open up new drone applications.
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