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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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True Bug Aficionado
1 February 1999 8:00 pm
Saturday, 30 January, was the birthday of Charles De Geer, a Swedish entomologist born in 1720. De Geer was an ardent observer of insects, describing 1446 species. He was known for the accuracy of his drawings and was responsible for subdividing the Hemiptera, or "true bugs," which include such species as the firebug and green stinkbug. De Geer also raised awareness about the role of insects as pollen carriers.
[Source: Trevor I. Williams, Ed. A Biographical Dictionary of Scientists (John Wiley & Sons, ed. 3, New York, 1982).]