Posts Tagged ‘insects’

Fossil Treasures

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
dinosaurs, feathered, plos, fossils, poop, bighorn, sheep, insects, mimics, stick

Fossilized tales of feathered dinosaurs, stick insects and poop

Jewel Wasps Enslave Roaches with Targeted Sting

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
emeral jewel wasp, cockroach, insects, zombie, brains, host, parasite, evolution, venom, larva

Cockroaches can survive anything, except the emerald jewel wasp.

CalBug

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
UC Berkeley, Calbug, Rosemary Gillespie, essig, insects, bugs, collections, entomology, pollinators, water, california

Scientists across the state of California need your help studying insects collected over the past 130 years.

Big Picture of a Tiny World

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
insects, ants, madagascar, forests, deforestation, habitats, brian fisher, conservation, google, earth, ecosystems, biodiversity, patterson

Ant researcher Brian Fisher looks at life on a different scale than most people.

Explosion Explained

Monday, September 16th, 2013
arthropods, insects, crustaceans, darwin, cambrian, explosion, evolution

What kept Darwin up at night? The Cambrian explosion.

Web Help

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
spiders, webs, silk, spider, uc berkeley, Victor Manuel Ortega-Jimenez, flight, lab, insects, charged, electric

When capturing insects in their webs, spiders get a little help from electricity…

Bio-Inspired Robots

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
insects, bioinspiration, biomimetics, UC Berkeley, geckos, cockroaches, birds, robots, robotics, salamanders, snakes, built for speed, america's cup, ants, evolution, adaptations

These robots get their inspiration from nature.

Arthropods and Biodiversity

Monday, December 17th, 2012
insects, biodiversity, beetles, forests, rainforests, arthropods

What influences biodiversity? A staggering number of arthropods.

Incredible Insects

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Screen shot 2012-11-28 at 11.26.18 AM

Recent news stories examine entomological wonders— including a few insects that inspire human technology.

Ancient Arthropods in Amber

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
ambermites

These insects were trapped in amber and fossilized 230 million years ago!

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