Imagine that you're an insect, and that you've fallen ill because some bacteria or parasites have invaded your body. What do you do?
Dragonflies, carnivorous insects with amazing hunting abilities, will hunt their prey in swarms.
How well to you pay attention to your backyard buzz? Time to take out our magnifying glasses and get personal.
Scientists may soon find another replacement for gas made from oil. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Bugs flip when they die because their legs return to what is called the "position of flexion."
Did you know that three hundred million years ago the earth was swarming with giant insects? How did insects get so small today?
Do you shoo away wasps because you're afraid of a nasty sting? Well you can breathe a little easier now. Find out why!
You probably take for granted that your skin can expand by reproducing cells. In order for an insect to grow in size, though, it must shed its old protective covering and replace it with a new one. This process is called a molt. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.