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BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES:  Dancers at the "Burning Man" festival create patterns with fireworks in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada just prior to burning a five-story, neon-lit effigy of a man on the last night of the week-long festival 06 September. Some 15,000 people attended the 1998 "Burning Man" festival, which reportedly began 13 years ago in San Francisco, and which always culminates in the burning of a giant effigy of a man. The festival has grown into one of the nation's annual premiere countercultural events, with the size doubling virtually every year and drawing people from as far away as Japan, Europe and Australia.      AFP PHOTO   Mike NELSON/ (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Burning Man Is Crawling With Bugs: ‘They Get Up And In You’

Burning Man is crawling with bugs this year, and organizers don’t know why.

08/19/2015

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Is That A Termite Colony Forming On The Wall, Or Just Flying Ants Buzzing The East Bay?

Ants are bad enough when crawling army-style across your kitchen countertops, but when they go airborne, it’s an all out aerial assault on your goals for an insect-free household. And when they’re mistaken for termites, it can be momentarily heart-stopping, as the two insects looking incredibly similar at first glance.

05/01/2015

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Bay Area ‘Entopreneurs’ Feed Growing Appetite For Edible Insects

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

04/15/2015

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Grapevine-Killing Pest Turns Up In Sonoma County

Sonoma County agriculture inspectors are on high alert after discovering a pest that has been the scourge of the wine grape industry in tree shipments from Southern California.

04/13/2015

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Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive Species

A scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.

02/24/2015

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Bay Area Girl Makes Book Publisher See That Girls Can Love Bugs, Monsters & Other ‘Boy’ Stuff

A seven-year old Bay Area girl got a big publishing company to change some of their books.

12/02/2014

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Thousands Of Ladybugs Take Flight To East Bay Hills For Winter

Thousands upon thousands of ladybugs are taking flight in the East Bay hills.

11/19/2014

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Concord Seeking Arrest Warrant For ‘Slumlord’ Over Bedbug Violations

Bedbugs have led Concord to seek an arrest warrant for a landlord.

11/04/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

iOS 8 Bug Prompts Apple To Withhold Apps Using Highly Touted Feature

A bug in Apple’s new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.

09/17/2014

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20 Giant Millipedes Found Alive In Bogus Toy Box At SFO Customs

Customs officials say they have thwarted a plan to sneak twenty live millipedes inside a box coming through the international mail facility at San Francisco International.

08/29/2014

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