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Coyote Peterson described the "searing pain" of the hornet's sting.

A YouTuber nicknamed the ‘King of Sting’ let a ‘murder hornet’ sting him, and his arm ballooned almost immediately

Coyote Peterson uploaded the video demonstrating the sting on his YouTube channel in 2018, before the insects were spotted in the US last year.
This is all fine and not completely terrifying.

The US is being colonized by ‘murder hornets,’ a ‘shockingly large’ insect that can kill humans and behead entire colonies of ...

"They're like something out of a monster cartoon with this huge yellow-orange face," one insect expert said.
A man holds a bottle to his head during the summer heat.

12 photos that show why summer is the worst season

Summer days are filled with blistering, hot temperatures and summer nights are filled with mosquitoes.
A swarm of locusts like the one plaguing East Africa can eat enough food in a day to feed 34 million people.

Swarms of locusts have destroyed 170,000 acres of crops in East Africa — and local farmers are nearly helpless to stop it

Farmers in Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries have resorted to setting fires and making noise in attempts to ward off locusts.
A monarch butterfly clings to a plant at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California, December 30, 2014.

More than 50% of insects have disappeared since 1970, an ecologist warns — even more evidence of an ‘insect apocalypse’

A new report reveals that 50% or more of insects have disappeared since 1970 due to habitat loss and pesticide use.
Brazilian man's lawn.

A man in Brazil accidentally blew up his yard while trying to kill some cockroaches

Cesar Schmitz told FocusOn News, translated by the New York Post, that his wife had complained about roaches invading their garden.
A focus-stacked image of a small spider.

13 creepy photos of the microscopic world around us that will make your skin crawl

Microscopes reveal the hidden and sometimes haunting worlds that lurk beyond view in lakes, the corners of your home, and even your own mind.
A cross section of a tulip bud.

The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail

Nikon's Small World judges pore over thousands of photos each year to select the best. From fly eyes to jewel bearings, here are 40 of our favorites.
A cross section of a tulip bud.

The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail

Nikon Small World judges pore over thousands of pictures each year to select the best. From fly eyes to jewel bearings, here are 40 of our favorites.
Bed bug paranoia is a natural response, giving you the energy needed to take care of the situation.

‘You don’t feel safe in your own home:’ Bed bugs’ biggest health threats are psychological, triggering flashbacks, extreme anx...

While the critters aren't physically dangerous, researchers and victims know they can cause mental health harm. For some, the effects are lasting.