mimicry

Animal Lies: Six Tales of Mimicry and Deception

What are the shadiest lies in the animal kingdom? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, join Robert and Joe as they explore six different organisms and the fabulous ways they deceive each other and rival species. Meet cuckoos, cuttlefish, mountain alcon blue butterflies, nursery web spiders, femme fatal lightning bugs and the death's head hawk moth.

Monster of the Week: Santanico Pandemonium

Robert Lamb explores the real-world science behind the vampires of 'From Dusk Till Dawn.'

Comedic Impressions of the Wild

Comedic Impressions of the Wild: Why do birds and other animals imitate other animals? Why would an elephant learn to speak Korean? All of this and more shall be explored in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

Monster of the Week: Cthulhu

Robert explores the science behind one of cinema's more memorable Cthulhus.

Monster of the Week: The 'Mimic' Judas Breed

To survive in New York, you've gotta be willing to roll with with a lot of hostility. The air quality is horrid, real estate prices kill puppies in their sleep and hordes of giant insects tear through the subways with human faces. We've all heard the stories. At a distance, these man-sized mantises look like just a random schmo in a trench coat -- the sort of person you see on the train every day without ever really seeing him at all.