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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.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.