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If you're afraid of flying stinging insects, the Asian giant hornet might just be your worst nightmare. The bug can reach two inches long, fly at 25 miles an hour and their stings, which have been described as "like a hot nail throu...

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Photograph by Natalie Krebs The end of summer and early fall can be the worst times of year for bee, wasp, and hornet stings. As the hives and colonies start to reach their maximum populations, we seem to run into an increasing numb...

Suffering For Science: Why I Have Insects Sting Me To Create A Pain Index

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

Over the past 40 years (but in reality since I was five years old), I’ve been fascinated with insects and their ability to sting and cause pain. In graduate school, I became interested in why they sting and why stings from such tiny...

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Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

Justin Schmidt is a connoisseur of insect stings. The post Insect Stings: Why Do They Ouch So Bad? appeared first on WIRED.

What This Man Learned in Letting 83 Insects Sting Him

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

If you ever get stung by a tarantula hawk, Justin Schmidt has some advice: "Lie down and scream." The entomologist has endured the sting of that wasp, along with the stings of 82 other insects from around the world, as part of what ...


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