This Ancient Insect Is Preserved Inside an Iridescent Opal
The bug might have been trapped in amber that became “opalized” over millions of years.
The First-Ever Insect Vaccine Is Designed to Protect Bees from Devastating Diseases
The Queen eats the vaccine, and then passes on the immunization to further generations.
Climate Change May Practically Sterilize Male Insects
Male reproductive damage under heat wave conditions could be contributing to biodiversity declines in the Anthropocene.
The Art of Making, Selling, and Eating Insect Candies
"In the last few months, I've probably eaten thousands of earthworms."
This Freaky 100-Million-Year-Old Wasp Was Named for David Bowie
One day, you’re relaxing on a Cretaceous tree chillin’ with some dinos. The next day, you’re trapped in amber for 100 million years.
This Caterpillar Infestation in Saskatchewan Is the Stuff of Nightmares
They’re wiggling, hairy, and stripey blue.
Why Dung Beetles Dance on Poop: They’re Mapping the Sky
Understanding how bugs navigate could help build better robots.
Artist Uses Bees to Build Honeycomb Sculptures
Insects create world maps and weird geometries for Ren Ri's 'Yuansu Project' exhibition at Pearl Lam Gallery in Hong Kong.
Drunk Flies Can Learn, As Long As They Keep Drinking
You learn something new everyday—even if you’re a really drunk insect. In a new study out today in Current Biology, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin demonstrate that short-term alcohol consumption impairs learning, but that chronic...