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Apr. 02, 2010

Insectopedia

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.'

insects, bugs, insectopedia

Feb. 22, 2013

Surprise: Cockroaches Are Fastidious Groomers!

Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves?

cockroaches, insects, grooming, antennae, insect behavior, bugs, cleaning

May. 17, 2013

Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says

Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?

food, nutrition, agriculture, eating bugs, entomophagy, eating insects, insects as food, Peter Menzel, man eating bugs, UN food and agriculture organization

Dec. 05, 2008

The Superorganism

Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants, bees, and other social insects.

ants, bees, wasps, social insects, superorganism

Mar. 26, 2010

Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar

Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well in water or on land.

caterpillar, amphibious, water, insect

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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