You'll Be Jealous of This Tiny Wasp Hitching a Ride on a Damselfly

Being a human's great, but sometimes it would be cool to experience the world from a different perspective. I'd love to be this little wasp, hitching a ride on the back of a damselfly. » 7/26/13 5:01am 7/26/13 5:01am

Holy Hell, A Giant 22 Foot Wasp Nest Is the Most Terrifying Thing

Imagine walking into a room and stumbling straight into a wasp nest that's nearly 22 feet big. That's what happened in the Canary Islands. Neighbors had been growing concerned over a vacant home so they notified the police. When the police entered the home, they discovered the home wasn't empty at all. Rather, it was… » 4/11/13 8:30pm 4/11/13 8:30pm

Chinese Army Fights a Wasp Colony in the Most Awesome Way Possible

The wasps had already killed a man and stung dozens of others. But, located out of reach high atop a tree surrounded by rugged terrain, the massive colony was impervious to attack by the villagers of Jiangjin Tsz Wan Yuen Tsuen, China. The situation became so dire that the Army had to intervene—with flamethrowers. [… » 7/31/12 3:00am 7/31/12 3:00am

Motherf*cking Wasps Recognize Each Other By Their Faces

Scientists at the University of Michigan have found something really surprising and remarkable: wasps can recognize each other by looking at their faces. Until know, we thought that only animals like humans or chimps can do this. Not anymore. » 12/02/11 6:00pm 12/02/11 6:00pm

Legally Dubious Aerial Drone Records Your Wireless Conversations

A model airplane hobbyist and an Air Force vet decided to put their combined skills to use by creating a spy drone. But it's not just any spy drone—it's designed to record private phone conversations. Great. » 8/01/11 1:00pm 8/01/11 1:00pm

6 Tools to Fight A Shark and Win (Maybe)

If you find yourself in a Samuel L. Jackson movie and not surrounded by any mutha f***in' snakes, good news! You're about to be eaten by a hyper-intelligent shark. These 6 tools will at least give you a fighting chance. [Top art courtesy of Iggy via Flickr] » 7/21/11 3:30pm 7/21/11 3:30pm

Amazing World of Insect-Wing Color Discovered

A closer look at seemingly drab, transparent insect wings has revealed realms of previously unappreciated color, visible to the naked eye yet overlooked for centuries. » 1/04/11 10:40pm 1/04/11 10:40pm

Waspinator 2 Eliminates Summer Wasps Quietly, Painlessly

Behold the Waspinator 2! It has an intelligent optical and ultra-sound directional microphone tracking system which identifies wasps flying near your house by their flight pattern and buzz. Then, the Waspinator 2 uses up to six retractable low-power laser mini-cannons to individually target and kill the wasps,… » 7/02/08 6:25am 7/02/08 6:25am