Keeping Crickets for Luck, Song, and Bloodsport
Design can facilitate the worst of human instincts, including forcing animals into servitude and violence. Cricket cages tell stories about how people have treated the insects throughout time.
Why Conservationists Shouldn’t Forget About Insects
Insect conservation can be a tough sell. Lots of people simply don’t like bugs, and an endangered bug simply doesn’t pull on the heart strings.
Believe It or Not, You Don’t Actually Want Mosquitoes Eradicated
What would happen if we actually eliminated mosquitoes?
The Bigger Your House, The More Room for Bugs
Insect diversity inside the house strongly correlates with neighborhood income. The higher up the income ladder you climb, the greater the diversity of bugs.
The Amazingly Complex World of Insect Navigation
Dung beetles, ants, and other insects navigate in mysterious ways.
What’s In Your Honeybees?
Honeybees contribute an estimated $15 billion annually to the U.S. economy, but continue to be in very bad shape.
The Gothic World of Insect Defense
From an Australian caterpillar that carries around its old heads to exploding ants, insect defense isn't all that different from Game of Thrones.
Debunking the “Ant vs. Grasshopper” Myth
"Social parasitism" in ants occurs when one species exploits another's social behavior in order to take advantage of its work and resources.
Arms Races Among (Other) Animals
While the concept of an arms race might seem uniquely human, it is actually widely documented in the rest of the animal kingdom as well.