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Insects as Food – Raw, Cooked or Dipped in Chocolate?

edible insects

Insects are free, high in protein and, when you think about it, no weirder nutritionally than oysters, eels, frog’s legs, blowfish, pig’s trotters, sheep’s eyes, or blood sausage. Read More »

Pheromones and the Ant Mill Phenomenon

One of the most startling examples of pheromones at work in nature is the ant mill spiral of death. Read More »

Book Review: Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts by Alex Palmer

Weird-0-Pedia is a fascinating and entertaining compendium of information about the so-called ordinary world. Read More »

Bugs in Your Home: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

With seasonal shifts in weather, there'll be more chances to encounter outsiders coming in to search for food and shelter. Read More »

DVD Review: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo is not your father’s nature documentary, but finds poetry in bug and man alike. Read More »

Book Review: Insectopedia by Hugh Raffles

An A to Z of essays about the world of insects. Read More »

Book Review: TheSmart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better At Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done by Peter Miller

The solutions we seek are in the world around us. Read More »

I Witnessed a Murder Today

The demise of an aeronautically challenged housefly at the many hands of an arachnid killer. Read More »

DVD Review: Life (2010)

Life provides an amazing glimpse into the biodiversity on Earth. Read More »

TV Preview: Life – “Insects” on the Discovery Channel

Just because you’ve been bitten by a mosquito doesn’t mean you’re an expert on insects. Watch this and learn more. Read More »