The cool trick beetles use to breathe underwater like scuba divers

You see that bubble attached to the beetle? That’s basically an air tank that the beetle uses so that it can breathe underwater. Because they’re so small, they can use water’s surface tension to trap air in bubbles on their body so they can swim under water without having to constantly come up for air. Other beetles… »11/11/15 11:30pm11/11/15 11:30pm


This hot sauce is made with giant ants and termites

Hot sauce is one of those universal truths that different cultures from all over the world have realized is so completely awesome. Everybody has their own preference and people use different peppers and make their hot sauce at varying levels of spice and heat but all hot sauce is good. Even this hot sauce made with… »9/27/15 10:00am9/27/15 10:00am

Video: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a monarch butterfly

Here’s the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the wild green creepy critter crawler caterpillar to the unassuming cocoon to the beautifully complex and intricate butterfly itself. We get to see the entire process and it’s like a magic trick, enter one way and exit completely different. Nature is always the best… »8/28/15 8:40pm8/28/15 8:40pm

We've Identified Those Bugs Infesting Burning Man -- And It's Not Pretty [UPDATED]

Yesterday, Burning Man organizers revealed the truth: the annual desert arts festival is infested with bugs. Swarms of them. Piles of them. What are they? Why has nobody ever seen them before, in over two decades of building mega-party spaces in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? We found out. »8/20/15 2:58am8/20/15 2:58am

Seeing a ladybug take flight in slow motion is actually quite surprising 

This is just so cool. I love how the dotted red shells split and then the wings slowly swing out and then begin to flap and the ladybug takes flight like some sophisticated alien space ship that’s ready to swarm together. It’s also really cool to see this angle of a ladybug taking flight because it’s so different than… »8/19/15 10:30pm8/19/15 10:30pm

How to Change a Blank Account Picture in Android Lollipop

If you’ve made the upgrade to Android Lollipop then one minor annoyance you might have come across is a blank avatar at the top of the quick settings drawer and everywhere else accounts are listed in the mobile OS. You don’t have to settle for this anonymous silhouette, but it’s kind of tricky to change. »8/13/15 3:24pm8/13/15 3:24pm

Video explains why bees are dying and how that seriously screws humans

Bees are extremely important to the way we live. One out of every 3 meals we eat is made possible because of bees and if they died out, plants would die, some foods will stop existing and millions of humans would starve. Seriously! Kurz Gesagt tries to explain why honey bees are dying and what it means for humanity. »7/10/15 7:25pm7/10/15 7:25pm

The complicated and fascinating life of farming leafcutter ants

Here’s an interesting look at the life of leafcutter ants, the tiny little farmers of the world. They cut off the leaves of trees and essentially use it to farm the fungus they need to feet their little ant colony. It’s an impressive undertaking, carrying the leaves as they do is the equivalent of humans carrying more… »6/12/15 12:46am6/12/15 12:46am

What in the monster hell is this scary bright green and pink gooey worm

It’s just not right. Adult humans should not have to fear monsters. But how in the world will the world ever sleep again after knowing that this terrifying radiator fluid-looking worm goo thing exists? Can humanity survive after seeing this? Just look at the sludge bug shoots out its pink dart and you’ll only dream… »6/09/15 11:04pm6/09/15 11:04pm

Awesome time lapse shows the entire transformation of bees as they hatch

Watch bees hatch right before your eyes in this stunningly clear time lapse that tracks the growth from larva to pupa to the full grown bee. You can see the entire transformation from nearly transparent organisms that swim around in fluid to hairy bees with lots of color. It’s really stunning. »5/20/15 1:42pm5/20/15 1:42pm