The track of a tiger beetle chasing its prey looks like a giant tangled knot, but research shows that the beetle is just following a simple neurological program.
NC State researchers use motion sensors to steer cockroaches wherever they want. Because that's totally not gross or anything.
Why leave remote controlled insects to the CIA when you can have one of your own?
There's a scene in Spider-Man 2 where Spidey stops a runaway subway train using just webbing. Thanks to science, we now know that's realistic.
The secret world of plants and insects just got a little less mysterious thanks to a new finding that reveals a discreet electrical communications dynamic.
Bugs that roll poo into balls. Not too impressive, right? But dug beetles are clever enough to use the Moon, the stars, and even the Milky Way galaxy to navigate.
A buzzing swarm of midges may look totally random and gross, but it's not. At least, it's not totally random. Still gross, though.
I am not a fan of bugs. I am also not a fan of global warming. The day may be approaching where I have to choose between the lesser of two weevils, thanks to the results of a recently published study, which "clearly shows that mealworm should be considered as a more sustainable alternative to milk, chicken, pork and beef." Um, ew?
Cockroaches are incredibly creepy at the best of times, but what if you could control their movements? A team from the IBionicS laboratory at North Carolina State University have done just that, mounting control circuitry on some giant cockroaches and making them do their bidding.
Mosquitoes, unfortunately, have a valuable place in our ecosystem or something, so going out and nuking all of the little buggers is probably not a good option. The worst part about mosquitoes isn't mosquitoes themselves anyway: it's the malaria parasites that they carry, and genetic modification may have finally solved that problem for good.