"The results from our research have major implications for the field of plastic sustainability and demonstrate the power of synthetic biology to address real-world challenges," said the study's first author Joanna Sadler.
The cicadas that have emerged in parts of the eastern United States and Midwest in 2021 are referred to collectively as "Brood X."
The conservationist and Animal Planet host is publishing a book about his run-ins with dangerous creatures—and people.
"My Octopus Teacher" directors speak about the movie and the unique octopus living in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa.
The psychoactive fungus, known as Massospora cicadina, contains an active ingredient that is also found in magic mushrooms.
Jeff Herge from Herndon, Virginia, said he was excited about the emergence of the cicadas in overwhelming numbers.
Periodical cicadas burst from the ground every 13 or 17 years.
"Secrets of the Whales," produced by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, was filmed over three years in two dozen locations.
Intriguingly, researchers found that males of the species have "quite large" genitalia relative to their tiny size.
"It was absolutely amazing to see something so dramatic and intense in person," said 27-year-old Haydn Thomason.
Researchers say this is first known case of the phenomenon in the animals.
Megalodon was the largest shark ever to have lived, potentially growing up to around 60 feet in length.
Scientists found that the males would first bite the females on the legs before mating.
Experts are concerned that the hornets could decimate honeybee hives on the continent.
Black widows are widely considered to be the most venomous spiders in North America and can live for up to three years,
Research into the attacks, which took place in the Baltic Sea over three months in 2016, is still ongoing.
The animals contain a fluorescent substance which absorbs harmful ultraviolet radiation and emits harmless blue light.
The orcas appear to have targeted the bowhead tongues, a scientist analyzing pictures of the carcasses said.
And researchers estimate that by 2100, most people will have it.
The reasons behind the snake's unusual feeding behavior remains something of a mystery.
Eastern diamondbacks grow to an average of 3 to 6 feet in length and can weigh up to 10 pounds, making them the longest and heaviest venomous snakes in North America.
Cunningham's skinks are highly unusual among lizards and reptiles given that they live in stable, social groups.
"I was shocked, absolutely shocked," wildlife biologist and broadcaster Forrest Galante said upon finding the shark.
Experts say that if the invasive hornets do become established in the United States, the biggest threat they pose is to honeybees.
"Diagnosis of aggressive cancer like this in dinosaurs has been elusive," said researcher Mark Crowther.
Researchers also found evidence to suggest wasps had killed a number of other nestlings in the area.
Periodical cicadas spend the majority of their lives underground as "nymphs."