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walkingdeadguts--feature Monster of the Week: The Odorous Zombie

The biology of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” can prove a tad confusing at times. Why do zombies eat? Why don’t they rot? Who shaved Rick’s neck in the hospital? As perplexing as these questions may be, most characters on the

sexbug-feature Sex-Reversed Cave Bugs Pack Spiny Female Penises

And you humans think you’re so kinky and inventive. Meet the Brazilian cave insects of the Neotrogla genus. We’re talking four distinct species here and they mark the first documented example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia. That’s right, as

Pass the Infected Caterpillar Himalayan Viagra

Researching Tibet is like reading about some fantastic other world, where psychonaut monks chart the realms beyond death and body breakers offer up corpses as alms to the scavengers of the sky. So it should come as no surprise to

Mind-Blowing Video: Microcosmos, Fashion Tumors and More

This installment of Mind-Blowing Video is going to be all over the place, so BEAR WITH ME and for Carl’s sake don’t play them all at once. First up, let’s hit the trailer for the best nature documentary you probably

Ming-blowing Video: Counting Ants and Flying Termites at 19,000 Feet!

It’s Friday and spring is in the air, so let’s watch a video about bugs in the air. In fact, let’s watch a video about roughly 3 billion bugs soaring along invisible highways in the sky. This one comes courtesy

Insect Self Defense Strategy #32: Bleed All Over the Place

Face it, no matter how many YouTube videos you watch on the subject, trying to disarm a gun-toting attacker is probably going to get you shot. Thus, I suggest an alternative course of action — a biomimetic self defense strategy

Will an ant mega-colony rule the planet?

Will there ever come a day when all humans live in peace, with every child born into a united brotherhood of man? Well, keep writing folk songs, hippie, because we’re still killing each other. Meanwhile, colonies of Argentine ants around

Ants Give Up On Males, Become All-Female Species

A few weeks ago, an old friend of mine was bemoaning her inability to understand men. I told her to take a close look at insects and everything will begin to seem a lot more cut-and-dried. Not to say you

Just what is an ovipositor?

Internet users know what they want and today, when they’re not searching for info on celebrities and magazines about celebrities, they’re doing Internet searches for “ovipositors.” What’s an ovipositor? The simple answer is that it’s an egg-laying organ generally located

Battle of the Beetle Sexes

Human sexuality tends to provide us with enough complexity on its own, but the occasional glance at the rest of the animal kingdom helps put everything in perspective. Yep, according to a new study, the beetles with the “longest and

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