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DNA Nanobots Turn Cockroaches Into Living, 8-Bit Computers

We already have the potential to reconfigure DNA into itty bitty bio-computers programmed to do our bidding. But now, scientists have used high numbers of those nanobots to successfully complete logic operations inside of actual, living organisms. Say hello to the computerised cockroach. Read More >>

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Cockroaches Become the Latest Product to Be Mass-Produced in China

China's industrial might already sees the nation produce everything from cheap plastic toys through to pretty much every lust-worthy gadget going, so sure, why the hell not have it make an army of cockroaches for everyone too, right? Read More >>

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A Million Cockroaches Escaped From A Chinese Farm And Are On The Move

According to the Agence France-Presse, "at least" one million cockroaches escaped a nursery in Jiangsu, China where they were being farmed for traditional medicine applications like cancer and inflammation treatments. The bugs got away because of an "unknown perpetrator" who tampered with the plastic greenhouse where they were being raised. Read More >>

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Cockroaches Are Evolving to Avoid Poison; Will Rule Us All

Think twice before stomping the lights out of the next cockroach you come across—you're going to want them to return the favour after the takeover. Thanks to new research on this most vexatious blight of mankind, we can now say more or less definitively that the despised cockroach will, in fact, come to rule us all. Because, apparently, they're developing the ability to outsmart our attempts at poisoning them dead. Read More >>

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Super Speedy Electric Cockroaches Are Almost as Creepy as the Real Thing

There's nothing that inspires shriek-worthy horror quite like the terrible skittering of a cockroach bursting out from whatever dark corner and racing frantically to the next. Well that's not reserved for just normal, squishable cockroaches any more. The VelociRoACH, a six-legged, 4-inch little sucker, darts around at speeds of over six miles per hour, or 26 body-lengths per second, making it one of the fastest robots around. Read More >>

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Scientists Discover Method to Control Cockroaches Remotely

Researchers have been working on this for a very long time and now they have finally achieved it: scientists at North Carolina State University have successfully remotely controlled cockroaches. Watch the video. It's both disgusting and impressive, but it could save your life one day. Read More >>

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Scientists Have Wired a Cockroach, Matrix-Style

Cripes, why don't we just hand the planet over to the robots already? Things were bad with the self-controlling war machines and computers capable of destroying our greatest trivia minds, but now we've invented biological electricity harvesters. Might as well build a fleet of Squids while we're at it. Read More >>

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