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From the Vault: Tears of Re

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, enter a kingdom within a kingdom: the remarkable honey-and-wax monarchy within a beehive and the organizational complexity of ancient Egypt. Join Robert and Joe as they discuss the importance of apiculture in ancient Egypt and chat with 'The Tears of Re' author entomologist Gene Kritsky. (Previously published Mar 17, 2016)

Beekeeping, Ancient Egypt and the Tears of Re

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, enter a kingdom within a kingdom: the remarkable honey-and-wax monarchy within a beehive and the organizational complexity of ancient Egypt. Join Robert and Joe as they discuss the importance of apiculture in ancient Egypt and chat with "The Tears of Re" author entomologist Gene Kritsky.

X-Files Science Part II: Bugs, Hybrids and Hypnosis

We want to believe. With the return of The X-Files to television Joe and Christian go digging through Scully's reports for scientific answers to the big themes of the show. Join us to learn more about regression hypnosis, weaponized bees, alien hybridization and more. Just remember... trust no one.

X-Files Science Part I: Mutants & Parasites

With the return of television's The X-Files, it's never been a better time to look at the science behind the show. Join Joe and Christian as they examine the possibilities of classic Monsters of the Week, including otherworldly parasites, killer mutants, talking tattoos and more. We'll add present research to the scientific theories surrounding the show during its initial release to find if the truth is out there.

The Big Sting: Wasps vs Bees

Bees and wasps share a long history. They started out on the same Cretaceous mean streets, but over millions of years they've each evolved into distinct forms. One continues to hunt with unmatched skill while the other has taken up the farming lifestyle. When they clash, it becomes an all-out war for resources.

Bee Attacks and a Sri Lankan King

An attack by the 5th-century Sri Lankan King Kasyapa I's armed men would have been frightening. But so would one by Sri Lankan honeybees -- their stingers three times the length of their European counterparts. Attacks of the latter sort have become a bit of a problem at the Sigiriya rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of Sri Lanka's top tourist destinations.