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December 16, 2013


A closeup of a roach

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

March 14, 2013


cockroach on a leaf

Are Cockroaches Actually Useful?

Although most us think of cockroaches as vermin, they do have a useful ecological role.

October 8, 2012


close up of a cockroach

Roaches Can Run Fifty Body Lengths Per Second

Did you know that roaches are not only speedy but have ninja like powers of stealthiness?

May 19, 2011


tall dinosaur against a cloud background

Was There An Extinction Refuge For Animals?

How did some animals manage to survive the extinction?

June 15, 2010



Cockroaches V. Global Warming: Who Wins?

The consequences of global warming seem daunting for humans... but, what about cockroaches?

June 14, 2010



Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

October 22, 2009


Cockroached And Junk Food

Roaches And Junk Food

Even cockroaches get fat. The surprising truth about junk food and health in animals.

January 10, 2008


Cockroach Crawling on Floor

As Smart As A Cockroach

We've all heard of Pavlov's dogs, but have you heard of Mizunami's cockroaches?

September 27, 2003


Butterfly Wings

Learn about the many advantages of butterfly wings on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Cockroach Pheromones

What’s ironic, though, is that the females are attracted to a pheromone produced by these loser males. If the pheromone is applied to a winner male, he will instantly become a loser–meaning he will be chased by males and females alike, only the females won’t want to pummel him.

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