The brown marmorated stink bug has inundated the mid-Atlantic, taking its toll on crops across the region. Researchers are investigating whether a type of parasitic wasp can bring down stink bug numbers. Jeff Wildonger/USDA Beneficial Insect Research Lab hide caption

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Bat bugs typically feed on bats. But when no bats are available, these parasitic creatures will happily feed on humans, too. Graham Snodgrass/AFPMB/Flickr hide caption

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Researchers say that humpback whales are able to swim in remarkably straight lines during their seasonal migrations. They don't yet know, though, how the whales do it. Kike Calvo/AP hide caption

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Writer Paul Solotaroff says climate change is putting the ecosystems of our national parks out of balance. Fish And Wildlife Service via AP hide caption

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About half of meat and poultry samples nationwide had evidence of S. aureus contamination, a study found. Fuse hide caption

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