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Science: Bees Are the Most Important Species on Earth

Science: Bees Are the Most Important Species on Earth

(Updated April 24, 2020) Insects—pollinators, in particular—are integral to a healthy environment and the planet's survival. According to the international conservation nonprofit Earthwatch Institute, bees are the most important species on earth. The declaration...
'Ant-Man’ Star Paul Rudd Refuses to Kill Insects

‘Ant-Man’ Star Paul Rudd Refuses to Kill Insects

Paul Rudd avoids killing insects, including stepping on ants, because he doesn't believe he is "better" than them. Rudd starred in the 2015 film "Ant-Man." In the film, Rudd portrays Scott Lang. Lang uses shrinking...
Lab-Grown Bug Meat Is the Cruelty-Free Protein Of the Future

Lab-Grown Bug Meat Is the Cruelty-Free Protein Of the Future

Would you eat bug meat? What if it was lab-grown? One day, you might have a chance. Natalie Rubio -- a scientist and researcher at Tufts University -- is working to make lab-grown insect...
Watch More Pornhub to Save the Planet

Watch More Pornhub to Save the Planet

Pornhub wants you to help save the planet. Pornhub Cares -- the adult streaming site's philanthropic division, according to Inverse -- launched a campaign and channel called BeeSexual last April. Complete with voiceovers from adult entertainment...
Is Honey Vegan? Why Bees Need It More Than We Do

Is Honey Vegan? Why Bees Need It More Than We Do

Honey -- it's a popular "better-for-you" sweetener for tea and baked goods alike, but because it's made by bees, the question of its vegan status is an on-going discussion in communities. What Is Honey? Bees make...
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1 Million Bavarians Band Together to Save the Bees

More than one million Bavarians have signed a petition to save bees and other insects with new farming restrictions. The four-page petition proposes amendments to Bavaria's nature protection law, according to National Geographic, altering how...
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Is Eating Insects the Ethical Future of Protein?

(Updated April 6, 2020) | Is eating insects the solution for a more ethical and sustainable future of protein? We are, after all, living in a time when a significant change to global food...

Vegan or Not, This Entomologist Explains Why You Shouldn’t Kill Spiders

Matt Bertone, an Extension Associate in Entomology at North Carolina State University, who works in the scientific study of insects, recently addressed the question: "Should I kill spiders in my home?" According to the...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Becomes the First Vegan Malaysian Beetle With an Oscar

A group of eco-tourists traveling through the Maliau Basin in Borneo have named a new species of water beetle after Academy Award-winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. The newly-discovered insect has been given the scientific...