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November 11, 2014


spider web covered with morning dew

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.

January 15, 2014


Macro of colorful dung beetle

A Dung Beetle Story

The bizarre story of how dung beetles bring the next generation into the world.

December 1, 2010


Bugleweed plant with purple flowers

Plants Are Great At Defending Themselves Against Natural Enemies

Plants are using wonderful and intriguing ways to defend themselves against predators.

July 7, 2010



Why Do Mexican Jumping Beans Jump?

You may have held Mexican jumping beans as a child and wondered how they work. The answer may surprise you...

January 2, 2007


A killer wasp sits on a tree

The Cicada Killer Wasp: Cool Or Cruel

Have you heard of the cicada killer wasp? It's a cool name, but the bug itself is quite cruel.

June 2, 2005


Beans That Go Jump in the Hand

What gives the magic jumping bean it’s hop? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 25, 2005


How a Bee Colony Develops

How does a bee colony develop? It all begins with the queen. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


The Spider: Predator or Prey?

A female wasp stings a spider in her own web, temporarily paralyzing her. Then the wasp lays an egg on the spider’s abdomen. The paralysis wears off, and the spider gets up and goes about her business as usual.

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