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This kid-produced video makes a case for the arthropods among us.
From the Silk Road to your front porch, moths are everywhere, coming in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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.
A doodlebug-like creature appears in Star Wars. Who knew? Here's more about this and other insects known as neuropteroids.
Get the facts about mantids.
There's more to flies than meets the eye.
You need a permit to keep walking sticks, but most teachers didn't get the memo.
Drop some knowledge about the insect order Hemiptera, just in time for a cicada revival.
Last week, parts of the Middle East experienced something we've probably all heard of: a locust plague.
We asked scientists from every discipline in entomology to describe the field in one word.
"Step Into an Optical Illusion" was awarded top prize at Science Online’s Cyberscreen Film Festival. Congratulations Flora!
Being different isn't easy.
Kids + misunderstood animal + video camera & homemade props = AWESOME!
What better way to teach research, writing, and presentation skills than with a video production class?
A 24-hour species identification challenge in an Oregon city park shows citizen scientists the diversity of urban wildlife.
Many insects are pegged with an undeserved bad reputation. Earwigs are a great example.
The "percussion" in this song, by Science Groove, consists of actual sounds generated by a 1.5-Tesla NMR machine.
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.
What's that silver insect in your bathroom sink? A silverfish! Check out our video to learn about these ancient animals.
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.
'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 It can be hard to find facts on these animals when internet searches provide myths, fear, and outdated remedies.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.)
At the Northeast Mycological Federation's 36th Annual Foray, crafty types got a lesson in felting.
Two attempts to reach young women. Which works better?
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.
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.
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.
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