May. 28, 2013
Get the facts about mantids.
May. 06, 2013
There's more to flies than meets the eye.
Apr. 22, 2013
You need a permit to keep walking sticks, but most teachers didn't get the memo.
Apr. 08, 2013
Drop some knowledge about the insect order Hemiptera, just in time for a cicada revival.
Mar. 13, 2013
Last week, parts of the Middle East experienced something we've probably all heard of: a locust plague.
Feb. 13, 2013
We asked scientists from every discipline in entomology to describe the field in one word.
Feb. 06, 2013
"Step Into an Optical Illusion" was awarded top prize at Science Online’s Cyberscreen Film Festival. Congratulations Flora!
Jan. 23, 2013
Being different isn't easy.
Jan. 15, 2013
Kids + misunderstood animal + video camera & homemade props = AWESOME!
Jan. 09, 2013
What better way to teach research, writing, and presentation skills than with a video production class?
Dec. 05, 2012
A 24-hour species identification challenge in an Oregon city park shows citizen scientists the diversity of urban wildlife.
Nov. 28, 2012
Many insects are pegged with an undeserved bad reputation. Earwigs are a great example.
Oct. 17, 2012
The "percussion" in this song, by Science Groove, consists of actual sounds generated by a 1.5-Tesla NMR machine.
Oct. 17, 2012
The other day we caught a glimpse of an insect that's usually seen in the spring -- the mayfly! Check out this video to learn more about these short-lived insects.
Oct. 10, 2012
What's that silver insect in your bathroom sink? A silverfish! Check out our video to learn about these ancient animals.
Oct. 05, 2012
In the chapter about topology in his book The Joy of X, Steven Strogatz writes about Vi Hart, a "full-time recreational mathemusician," who created this Möbius music box.
Sep. 26, 2012
'Tis the season! The kids are back in school and head lice are going to be on the forefront of parents' minds. It can be hard to find facts on these animals when internet searches provide myths, fear, and outdated remedies. But The Bug Chicks are here to teach about the insects themselves. Arm yourself with knowledge! (And a good nit comb.)
Sep. 14, 2012
At the Northeast Mycological Federation's 36th Annual Foray, crafty types got a lesson in felting.
Jul. 03, 2012
by Ira Flatow
Two attempts to reach young women. Which works better?
Jun. 27, 2012
Cockroaches get a bad rap. Just the word makes people “ew” and “ugh”. Even though only 10% of species are pests of humans, we tend to associate all of them with filth. This video explores the biology, morphology and mythology surrounding these misunderstood animals.
Jun. 26, 2012
by Kara Rogers
Jun. 21, 2012
by Ira Flatow
A few years ago I was in the audience for a taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Before the show started, Jon introduced himself and asked if anybody had any questions. I asked him if he listens to Science Friday. (Nobody's ever accused me of being a shrinking violet.) Here's how Jon answered that question, in his own....special...way.
Jun. 07, 2012
Call them what you want – stick insects, walking sticks or stick bugs – we call them masters of camouflage! Insects in the Order Phasmatodea look and behave like plants and hide from even the most intrepid entomologists. In this new video we created for Texas A&M University’s Department of Entomology, we take you through the morphology, biology and mythology of these fascinating creatures.
May. 30, 2012
SciFri listener Chris Lavin sent me an email a few weeks ago with the subject line "Really cool video of centipedes at night." Who could pass that up?
May. 16, 2012
This video, created for a course called Insects and Human Society at Texas A&M University, explores the biology and morphology of dragonflies and examines them through the lens of cultural entomology. Also, we explain mating and courtship behaviors dressed up as giant dragonflies.
Apr. 24, 2012
I knew the husband and wife design team of Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88) made furniture, but I didn’t know they also put their considerable talents to work explaining science.
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