Makeup artist uses real dead insects on her face

If you’re scared of creepy-crawlies, look away now. While most of us would run a mile from bugs, spiders and stag beetles, one makeup artist is making them into facial art. California-based artist Jasmine creates stunning designs with butterflies, crickets and bees as well as potentially dangerous species. She adds all manner of

Scientists use “molecular scissors’ to create world’s first mutant ants

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants. Two independent research teams have harnessed the gene editing technology CRISPR to genetically alter the ants. In one study, researchers at Rockefeller University modified a gene essential for sensing the pheromones

Man orders a cappuccino, gets a side of cockroach

A Manhattan man claims in a lawsuit his cappuccino at a swanky Upper East Side steakhouse came with a nasty addition: a large cockroach. The insect was a nightmarish way to end a meal at The Arlington Club, where dinners can easily hit the $500 mark, said Steven Fleming, who brought

Scientists make scorpion “milking’ machine to extract venom

CASABLANCA, Morocco – Extracting venom from scorpions can be a dangerous, but rewarding, task. More On: science This the exact age when your brain power peaks Super orgasms will blow your mind NASA will soon test its asteroid defense system Foul-smelling black sludge horrifies Niagara Falls visitors The poisonous secretion, while fatal to humans, contains hundreds of

Woman shocked to find 35,000 bees swarming home

A woman who saw honey dripping down her bedroom walls was stunned to discover 35,000 bees living in her ceiling. Cherisse Mulzac started noticing bees in her apartment a year ago but thought little of it. It wasn’t until she saw a strange, sticky substance dripping down her walls – and realized

Fly exploring 3D printer accidentally becomes ‘fossilized’

Fossilization of the future is here. Forget sediments, minerals crystallizing and all that other boring stuff — the task that Mother Nature has been charged with for billions of years can now be outsourced to 3D printers. On Thursday, an engineering professor who was 3D-printing a honeycomb model accidentally gave fossilization a

Pay attention to the ingredients in your bug spray

Before taking that deliberate walk in the woods, you should ponder the ingredients in your bug spray, says Consumer Reports. In a report released in time for the 4th of July weekend, the non-profit urged those who want to prevent mosquito or tick bites stick to products that contain deet, picaridin

Costa Rican president swallows wasp during interview

This is one way to generate buzz. The President of Costa Rica swallowed a wasp in the middle of a local TV interview — but calmly chewed and gulped down the unexpected snack while correctly predicting that the video would go viral. “You don’t see that every day — they’re going to