DNA Nanobots Turn Cockroaches Into Living, 8-Bit Computers

We already have the potential to reconfigure DNA into itty bitty bio-computers programmed to do our bidding. But now, scientists have used high numbers of those nanobots to successfully complete logic operations inside of actual, living organisms. Say hello to the computerized cockroach. » 4/08/14 6:20pm 4/08/14 6:20pm

A Million Cockroaches Escaped From A Chinese Farm And Are On The Move

According to the Agence France-Presse, "at least" one million cockroaches escaped a nursery in Jiangsu, China where they were being farmed for traditional medicine applications like cancer and inflammation treatments. The bugs got away because of an "unknown perpetrator" who tampered with the plastic greenhouse where they… » 8/25/13 4:33pm 8/25/13 4:33pm

Cockroaches Are Evolving to Avoid Poison, Will Rule Us All

Think twice before stomping the lights out of the next cockroach you come across—you're going to want them to return the favor after the takeover. Thanks to new research on this most vexatious blight of mankind, we can now say more or less definitively that the despised cockroach will, in fact, come to rule us all.… » 5/24/13 12:30pm 5/24/13 12:30pm

There Is Such Thing As a Cockroach Cam and It's Just As Gross As You'd…

If you're one of those people who feel as if you're undeserving of love and/or enjoy torturing yourself for fun, here's something new to add to your self-mutilation bag o' tricks: watch a 24/7/365 Cockroach Cam. It's like watching a bunch of cam girls go about their daily lives only the opposite of that because those… » 4/04/13 9:00pm 4/04/13 9:00pm

Super Speedy Electric Cockroaches Are Almost as Creepy as the Real…

There's nothing that inspires shriek-worthy horror quite like the terrible skittering of a cockroach bursting out from whatever dark corner and racing frantically to the next. Well that's not reserved for just normal, squishable cockroaches any more. The VelociRoACH, a six-legged, 4-inch little sucker, darts around at … » 1/11/13 11:00am 1/11/13 11:00am

Scientists Discover Method to Control Cockroaches Remotely

Researchers have been working on this for a very long time and now they have finally achieved it: scientists at North Carolina State University have successfully remotely controlled cockroaches. Watch the video. It's both disgusting and impressive, but it could save your life one day. » 9/06/12 12:58pm 9/06/12 12:58pm

Scientists Have Wired a Cockroach, Matrix-Style

Cripes, why don't we just hand the planet over to the robots already. Things were bad with the self-controlling war machines and computers capable of destroying our greatest trivia minds, but now we've invented biological electricity harvesters. Might as well build a fleet of Squids while we're at it. » 2/03/12 2:00am 2/03/12 2:00am

Build Your Own Electric Roach Motel: They Can Check In, But They Won't…

Nobody wants to flick on a light in their kitchen to see a bunch of cockroaches scurrying about. And depending on where you live, its not like a rinky-dink little roach motel will get the job done. Those suckers can be huge. Sure you could use a baseball bat or a gun, but if you don't get the jump on them one of these… » 1/10/08 6:15pm 1/10/08 6:15pm

Wii Attracts Roaches Like Week-Old Pizza, Your White Trash Cousins?

Japanese entertainment rag BARKS is floating the idea that the Wii puts out a sound frequency that "calls out" to and attracts the dirty little creepy-crawlers—gokiburi, one of my favorite Japanese words, even though I hate roaches. It's probably bunk and (BARK admits it might be), but have any of you noticed your pad's… » 12/13/07 9:00pm 12/13/07 9:00pm