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Aug. 05, 2013

The People's Court: Arthropod Edition

by The Bug Chicks

This kid-produced video makes a case for the arthropods among us.

video, documentary, camp, kids, education, research, The Bug Chicks
Jul. 24, 2013

Happy National Moth Week!

by The Bug Chicks

From the Silk Road to your front porch, moths are everywhere, coming in a variety of shapes and sizes.

National Moth Week, lepidoptera, The Bug Chicks,
Jul. 10, 2013

Beyond the Stinger: Bee Body Crash Course

by The Bug Chicks

With so many recent news stories about massive honeybee die-offs, we thought we'd revisit one of our videos all about the specialized body parts of bees.

honeybee, morphology, pollination, agriculture, props, the bug chicks
Jul. 03, 2013

George Lucas Could Thank This Insect Group for Inspiration

by The Bug Chicks

A doodlebug-like creature appears in Star Wars. Who knew? Here's more about this and other insects known as neuropteroids.

Star Wars, entomology, Neuroptera, science, insects, The Bug Chicks
May. 28, 2013

Mantis: the Myth, the Legend

by The Bug Chicks

Get the facts about mantids.

mantis, insects, mantid, kung fu, praying mantis, bug chicks
May. 06, 2013

The Buzz on Flies

by The Bug Chicks

There's more to flies than meets the eye.

flies, Diptera, insects, mosquito, fly
Apr. 22, 2013

Law & Order (Insect Edition)

by The Bug Chicks

You need a permit to keep walking sticks, but most teachers didn't get the memo.

walking sticks, insects, phasmids, permits, classroom pets
Apr. 08, 2013

Cicadas Are Not Locusts!

by The Bug Chicks

Drop some knowledge about the insect order Hemiptera, just in time for a cicada revival.

hemiptera, locusts, cicadas, 17-year periodical cicadas, brood II, bug chicks
Mar. 13, 2013

The Dish on Locusts

by The Bug Chicks

Last week, parts of the Middle East experienced something we've probably all heard of: a locust plague.

locust, plague, grasshopper, Israel, Egypt
Feb. 13, 2013

Entomology in One Word

by The Bug Chicks

We asked scientists from every discipline in entomology to describe the field in one word.

entomology, video, conference, career
Feb. 06, 2013

Our Award Winning Video

by Christian Skotte

"Step Into an Optical Illusion" was awarded top prize at Science Online’s Cyberscreen Film Festival. Congratulations Flora!

Flora Lichtman, optical illusion, science online, science video
Jan. 23, 2013

The Scorpion & the Bully

by The Bug Chicks

Being different isn't easy.

scorpion, bullies, kids, video
Jan. 15, 2013

Got Kids? Make a Video! (Part II)

by The Bug Chicks

Kids + misunderstood animal + video camera & homemade props = AWESOME!

bugs, insects, education, science education, vinegaroon, video, peer education, kid-created content
Jan. 09, 2013

Got Kids? Make a Video!

by The Bug Chicks

What better way to teach research, writing, and presentation skills than with a video production class?

video, millipedes, class, biology, insects, nature
Dec. 05, 2012

What's a BioBlitz?

by The Bug Chicks

A 24-hour species identification challenge in an Oregon city park shows citizen scientists the diversity of urban wildlife.

BioBlitz, Forest Park, Portland, Citizen Science, video
Nov. 28, 2012

Earwigs: Beating a Bad Rap

by The Bug Chicks

Many insects are pegged with an undeserved bad reputation. Earwigs are a great example.

video, Bug Chicks, earwigs, Texas A&M, entomology, science
Oct. 17, 2012

Science Rocks: The Nucleus I Like Best

by Leslie Taylor

The "percussion" in this song, by Science Groove, consists of actual sounds generated by a 1.5-Tesla NMR machine.

Science Rocks!, mri, physics, medicine, music
Oct. 17, 2012

Late Bloomers

by The Bug Chicks

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.

autumn, mayfly, cultural entomology, aquatic, bugs, insects
Oct. 10, 2012

Silverfish: Your Quiet Roommates

by The Bug Chicks

What's that silver insect in your bathroom sink? A silverfish! Check out our video to learn about these ancient animals.

silverfish, The Bug Chicks, hexapod, video, nature, bugs, insects
Oct. 05, 2012

Möbius Music Box

by Leslie Taylor

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.

math, music, mobius strip, topology
Sep. 26, 2012

Head Lice: Itching for the Facts

by The Bug Chicks

'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.)

head lice, lice, phthiraptera, kids, school, itch, nits, bugs, insects
Sep. 14, 2012

Fungi Fans 'Felt' the Love

by Annette Heist

At the Northeast Mycological Federation's 36th Annual Foray, crafty types got a lesson in felting.

fungi, felt, mycological, felting, pillow, northeast mycological federation, craft, art, sciarts
Jul. 03, 2012

Science: Best Way to Reach Out to Young Women

by Ira Flatow

Two attempts to reach young women. Which works better?

Science Girls Young Women Video, Barber Lab Quartet, Science: It's a Girl Thing, women in science, science education
Jun. 27, 2012

Cultural Entomology: Cockroaches

by The Bug Chicks

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.

insects, cockroaches, roaches, entomology, bugs
Jun. 26, 2012

Mosquitoes Go With the Flow When Flying in the Rain

by Kara Rogers

mosquitos, insects, fluid dynamics, physics
Jun. 21, 2012

Jon Stewart SciFri Shout Out, Third Anniversary

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.

daily show, ira flatow, science friday
Jun. 07, 2012

Cultural Entomology: Walking Sticks

by The Bug Chicks

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.

bugs, insects, walking sticks, entomology, sociology, anthropology, culture

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