Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

Scientists have determined the swarms of thousands of millipedes that infest parts of Japan aren’t random. The arthropods, which gather in clusters so large they can delay train traffic, are on a unique eight-year life cycle. This makes the ‘train millipedes’ the only other periodical animal besides cicadas, and the only non-insect. Researchers uncovered the … Read more Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

A team of engineers are building insect-sized robot swarms that could be used to explore space

Move over Mars rover! A team of engineers are building insect-sized robot swarms to explore other planets CSU Northridge engineers are developing tiny insect-like robot swarms The team was given a $538,000 grant from the Department of Defense The robot swarms could eventually replace rovers in exploring other planets By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com Published: … Read more A team of engineers are building insect-sized robot swarms that could be used to explore space

From avoiding a cricked back to swarms of insects to…we reveal a guide to being a healthy gardener

Research has linked being green-fingered to everything from higher vitamin D levels to lower blood pressure. And last month, a study in the journal Neurology listed gardening as one of a handful of activities that could lower the risk of dementia in old age. This is thought to be down to the combination of physical … Read more From avoiding a cricked back to swarms of insects to…we reveal a guide to being a healthy gardener