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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.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.