Scientists have discovered a new species in which the female is the individual who has the penis and the male has a vagina-like opening. According to Kazunori Yoshizawa—from Hokkaido University in Japan—these cave insects are the only documented beings in the planet with this surprising feature.
You've probably never stared deep into the eyes of a fruit fly—until now. Because this beautiful image reveals the inner workings of the the compound eye of Drosophila melanogaster.
This is gross and old, but it made me hungry. Also, it makes sense: some students made this giant grasshopper cake to celebrate a new book that promotes the cooking of insects as one of the most efficient, greenest ways to feed humans.
What would happen if a fly landed on your touchscreen computer? It's a question we never thought to ask but thanks to YouTube, we now know the answer. [YouTube]
Cicadas like to sing. And when thousands of them gather on a six-story wall, the noise they produce is deafening.
You know what there's not nearly enough of, on this fine planet of ours? Dangerous animals that could wipe us all out in one fell swoop. I guess that's why these sadistic scientists bred extra-large dragonflies, then?
Surprisingly, this is not the first time a US Air Force missile truck has crashed this year. However, it's probably the first time they should think about calling SHIELD or Godzilla to fight the villian behind it: "A large insect."
Harold Ilano was tired of playing Final Fantasies Seven through Nine on his PS1, so what did he do? He took the thing apart, salvaged its innards, and made a robot insect out of it. Not only does it have light sensors in order to follow light sources, it looks freaks out Mrs. Harold Ilano, who hates bugs with a…
Fans of meccano might enjoy this — a series of aluminium insect model kits to create your very own army of terror with which to send out and conquer the planet whilst you sit back stroking a luxurious cigar and smoking a fine white cat. Alas, these model kits don t feature motorised parts, but they do look rather…