These small marine pests have been eating our ships for millennia, forcing us to keep building better boats throughout history.
A very nineteenth-century-science problem: lots of decaying avian specimens.
For some sand-dwelling plants, stickiness is a defense tactic that keeps predators at bay.
The fight against locust swarms allowed the Soviet Union to consolidate power over neighboring regions.
They both contain insecticides called pyrethrins, used in ancient Persia. Today we use them in lice-killing shampoos.
She was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in entomology as well as an activist for freedom in the Civil Rights Movement.