Murder hornets and monkey cannibals: 10 times nature freaked us out in 2020

Stomach-bursting eels! Tongue-devouring sea lice! Nature can be the best at being the absolute worst, and 2020 gifted us with a petrifying parade of shudder-inducing science. From baby-eating cannibal monkeys to vampire parasites, here are 10 times this year when nature proved that it was positively horrific. You’re welcome. Bone-eaters Giant isopods feed on an […]

Photos: Murder hornets will haunt your nightmares

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is dubbed a “murderer” for a reason: These thumb-size insects literally rip off the heads of honeybees … by the thousands. And such murder hornets have reached the U.S., where they are wreaking havoc with their oversized curved stingers and venomous stings. Here’s a look at the pests, which […]

Scientists remove 98 ‘murder hornets’ in Washington state

by Nicholas K. Geranios Scientists removed 98 so-called murder hornets from a nest discovered near the Canadian border in Washington state over the weekend, including 13 that were captured live in a net, the state Department of Agriculture said Monday. The other 85 Asian giant hornets were vacuumed into a special container when the first […]

Crews vacuum ‘murder hornets’ out of Washington nest

A Washington State Department of Agriculture workers holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning […]