Could eating insects (known as Entomophagy) be the future of food consumption? With Pestaurant popping up at the inaugural New Scientist Live event at ExCeL, London – 22nd to 25th September 2016 you could come along and judge for yourself!
2 billion people worldwide already consume insects to supplement their [...]
It seems cockroaches are quite adaptable creatures when it comes to climate change according to recent research. The widely loathed insects can hold their breath to save water, a new study has found – a trick that could help them to thrive in the face of climate change.
The research highlighted [...]
Cockroaches that we recognise today date back to the early Cretaceous Era, about 150 million years ago. There are about 3,000 known species of cockroach inhabiting the world, yet according to the World Health Organisation there are only 10 cockroach species that are considered to be pests.
In the UK four [...]
A number of terms exist to describe waste material from creatures – droppings, faeces or dung to the more colourful ‘cow pies' or ‘road apples' used to describe cattle and horse excrement respectively.
Frass however, is not an everyday term you tend to hear. Dictionary descriptions claim it's derived from the [...]
Condensation can affect properties of any age or size. It is more problematic in buildings that are poorly heated and poorly insulated or ventilated and this is usually more noticeable during the colder winter months.
Even if you cannot see it, there is always a certain amount of moisture in the [...]