The Bug Chicks
Skepticism

Support a project to make TV science better!

I wanted to alert you all to a cool new science education project you can support and participate in! From The Bug Chicks: “Follow us as we film the incredible insects …

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cordyceps
FeaturedScience

Zombies, parasites, ants, and brains

I’ve posted a few things before from the Breaking Bio group that I participate in, which is basically an online coffee house brew pub where a bunch of my biology friends …

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Attack maggots
Random Asides

Doctor Who’s Green Death Maggots

My favorite Doctor is definitely David Tennant. But I also love classic Dr. Who, and The Green Death is one of the best episodes. Well, the best for an entomologist, anyway. So I bring you: …

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moth week
Science

National Moth Week 2013!

You all know that I am One. Bad. Moth-er.  So I’m here to remind you that once again it’s time for mothing! July 20th to 28th, 2013 National Moth Week …

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cicada kite
FeaturedScience

Time for Cicadas!

They’re HERE!  The East Coast of the US is in the middle of a noisy invasion…. by completely harmless insects. Cicadas spend most of their life underground sucking on the …

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turtle
Science

What is Natural Selection?

Hurray! There is another video in the “Stated Clearly” collaboration with Bird and Moon Comics explaining evolution! Enjoy. You might also like their earlier video, What is Evolution?

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ked fly from USDA
FeaturedScience

Blowing on Bats. For Science.

In Bug Grad School I learned about a crazy group of flies called Hippoboscidae, or louse flies.  These flies have adopted an ectoparasitic lifestyle, which means they live on other …

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bee
FeaturedScience

Planet of the Arthropods

I’m on the radio! Skeptically Speaking asked me to talk a little bit about insect conservation, in order to round out an interview with the author of Rat Island. (I …

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