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We are fascinated by them, frightened by them, and can't live without them -- sometimes all at the same time. Ira talks with author Hugh Raffles about people, insects, and his new book 'Insectopedia.'
Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves?
Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?
Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants, bees, and other social insects.
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well in water or on land.
Rick Bates, of Penn State University, shares handy tips for how to care for your...
A perennial holiday mystery: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog?
Find out how to poison-proof holiday gatherings, and keep the holidays happy.
You've survived the big family Thanksgiving get-together -- but now the winter h...
In this episode, Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter gives home bakers tips on ...
\tIt is a question on the minds of many people this season: will adding alcohol to the homemade eggnog safeguard against salmonella? To find out, Science Friday teamed up with eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti, who agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University. What did you think of the video?