“Infested” About Bedbugs by Brooke Borel

A book about bedbugs is, by necessity, a book about nearly everything: about travel and adventure, about our ¬≠relationship to nature, about how scientists solve problems, about trust and whether we view strangers as friends or foes. It is a book about what people will do under extreme circumstances, and…

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Cockroaches Originated In North America, Not Europe; Proof Comes From Amateur Fossil Find by Gabrielle Jonas

An amateur fossil collector in Colorado has single-handedly upended a long-standing theory that cockroaches originated in Europe. Fossil hunter David Kohls, 77, from western Colorado, found four cockroach fossils in the nearby Green River Formation that predates the oldest cockroach in Europe by about five million years. Even more amazing…

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