insects

  • Bored scientists create radio-controlled beetles

    Bored scientists create radio-controlled beetles

    Nope, your eyes aren't broken or anything: that's a beetle with a circuit board snapped into place. It's the DARPA-funded handiwork of a group of scientists from the University of California, who are trying to better understand how the insect flies (while using so little energy). Data in hand, these scientists would then be able to help authorities develop better surveillance techniques, or to… Read More

  • Frequency from Nintendo Wii attracts cockroaches?

    Frequency from Nintendo Wii attracts cockroaches?

    This is a new one. Apparently the Nintendo Wii gives off a frequency that attracts cockroaches. This information comes from Japanese web site Barks and has been reported by The Register. Is it true? I don’t know. I can’t read Japanese and I know nothing about insects, including whether or not cockroaches are actually insects. Can any entomologists out there lend any credence to this… Read More

  • Gotcha! Spider Torture

    Gotcha! Spider Torture

    Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m arachnophobic. It’s like my only fear. Well that and germs. But that’s the only other thing. Aside from little people and gingers, though those aren’t so much of phobias as paranoias (there is collusion between the two to overthrow the world’s governments, sending us spiraling into apocalyptic chaos as they rise up [to the height of… Read More