Viewfinder: Protesters Warn of Insect Population Decline
An activist dressed as a bumblebee protests for better conditions for insects on June 19th, 2019, in Berlin, Germany.
What We Know and Don't Know About the State of Insect Populations in the U.S. and Europe
Despite the fact that insects make up most of the species on Earth, and much of the planet's biomass, they are significantly understudied compared to mammals, birds, fish, and much else.
Senator Jeff Flake's War on Small Animals and Sound Science
Through his attacks on those government expenditures he deems frivolous, the Arizona senator exposes the counterproductive nature of his own belt-tightening mission.
Ironically, Beetles Respond Poorly to Rock 'n' Roll
New research finds the insects devour fewer aphids when forced to listen to AC/DC or other hard rock music. Country music didn't have the same negative effect.
The Strange Parallel Histories of Plant Science and Death Science
Botanists and forensic scientists developed the same theory in the late 19th century. They might have a lot to learn from each other, if they would talk to each other now.
Curiouser Podcast: Hanging Around in the Rainforest
Insect biologist Elsa Youngsteadt explains to Curiouser & Curiouser host Jai Ranganathan why tropical ants create gardens up in trees.
Mosquito Repellent Takes a Molecule or Two From Predators
The latest buzz in the eternal battle against mosquitoes, researchers identify a natural deterrent released by skeeters’ predators.
Mount Rushmore's Protections Foster Assault by Pine Beetles
Hands-off care of the forests around Mount Rushmore may have created a sweet spot for an ancient enemy of the Ponderosa pine — the mountain pine beetle.
Butterfly Diplomacy: An Immigration Policy for Monarchs
North America's monarch 'is one of the largest of our butterflies and rules a vast domain.' But it's in trouble on both ends of its massive migration.