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Who Knew? Napoleon's General Was a Prolific Beetle Collector

Count Pierre Dejean may have been a general in Napoleon Bonaparte's army, but he was perhaps more intimidating as a beetle collector. Full story

101 Beetles Get Names from Phone Book

What do you do when you run across hundreds of nameless species of beetle in the wilderness of New Guinea? Full story

How the Rhinoceros Beetle Got Its Horns

Sporting a horn on your head two-thirds the length of your body might seem like a drag. For the rhinoceros beetle, though, massive head-weapons are no big deal. Full story

Wow! Dung Beetles Navigate by the Stars

Despite having tiny brains, dung beetles are surprisingly decent navigators, able to follow straight paths as they roll poo balls they've collected away from a dung source. But it seems the insects' abilities are more remarkable than previously believed. Like ancient seafarers, dung beetles can navi Full story

Medieval books hold surprising fossil record

A smattering of white spots found among the ink in medieval books aren't just printing errors — they're actually an amazingly detailed "fossil" record of European beetles, new research finds. Full story

Beetles dance on poop balls to keep cool

Dung beetles can use balls of poo much like air-conditioning units to cool themselves, researchers say. Full story

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