Desert locust

Ladder-walking locusts show big brains aren’t always best

22 Dec 2009

Scientists have shown for the first time that insects, like mammals, use vision rather than touch to find footholds. They made the discovery thanks to high-speed video cameras - technology the BBC uses to capture its stunning wildlife footage - which they used to film desert locusts stepping along the rungs of a miniature ladder.

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Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Giving cockroaches the slip

13 Oct 2009

A breakthrough by scientists at Cambridge University may terminate the threat of termites, cockroaches and other pests such as ants and locusts - responsible for billions of pounds worth of damage to homes, crops and people's health across the globe each year.

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Cambridge Conservation Initiative

01 May 2009

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a new and pioneering partnership formed by the University of Cambridge and leading conservation organisations.

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