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Stories by Marc Lallanilla

7 Insects You'll Be Eating in the Future

Gleaned from a new U.N. report and other sources, insects that could help feed Earth's growing population include mopane caterpillars, witchetty grubs, stink grubs and palm weevils

October 2, 2013 — Marc Lallanilla and LiveScience

What Causes Fertilizer Explosions?

Ammonium nitrate, frequently added to improve a fertilizer's nitrogen content, is relatively stable under most conditions. If it comes into contact with an ignition source, however, it explodes violently, decomposing rapidly into two gases

April 18, 2013 — Marc Lallanilla and LiveScience