This Scientist Is Letting an Insect Grow in Him as a Rite of Passage

"It's kind of weird. You can feel it moving around so I joke to my wife that 'it's kicking, it's kicking,' like it's a baby inside of me."
Mack Lamoureux

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
The VICE Guide to Right Now

We Regret to Inform You 7,000 Live Bugs and Spiders Are Missing from a Museum

Along with entire colonies of cockroaches, snakes, and something called a "red spot assassin bug."
Drew Schwartz

A Brief History of People Finding Weird Shit Lodged in Their Ears

Worst. Google search. Ever.
Cole Nowicki

I Went to a Moth Appreciation Night and Saw More People Than Moths

This sanctuary has snakes, mongoose, and insects, but not a lot of moths.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
mexico city

Inside the Mexico City Market That Serves Lion Steak and Tiger Burgers

In the heart of Mexico City’s historic enter, the indoor San Juan market is famed for its selection of exotic meats, indigenous delicacies, and rare foreign imports. But who exactly is buying lion?
Duncan Tucker
Important Questions Raised By...

Exactly How Nutritious Was Justin Timberlake's Bug Buffet?

A 'Man of the Woods' listening party in NYC featured gourmet grasshoppers and ants. How good for you are they, really?
Phil Witmer
animal art

The Internet Is Bugging Out Over a Drawing Beetle

Now you can buy Spike the Beetle's work on eBay.
Beckett Mufson

Like Cockroaches, Bug People Will Not Be Stopped

A new book explores the diversity of modern insects—and the strange people who insist on loving them.
Seth Ferranti
textile art

Incredible Knitted Moths Could Go in a Natural History Museum

Max Alexander turns Shetland wool into scientifically accurate depictions of various moth species.
Andrew Salomone
Year 2050

Get Ready for More Mosquitoes and Ants Thanks to Climate Change

An expert explains how the world's insect population will change by 2050.
Mike Pearl
conservation lab

What to Do When Priceless Art Meets Hungry Insects | Conservation Lab

Before entering the Menil Collection in Houston, an installation of wood and soil gets quarantined in an oven and a zero-oxygen chamber.
Noémie Jennifer