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Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Shawna Williams | May 31, 2018
The device could one day help enable prosthetics deliver richer touch information to users.
Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach
Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 2, 2017
In the mantis shrimp brain, scientists uncover mushroom bodies—learning and memory structures typically found in the brains of insects. 
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2015
Commensal bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tracts of cockroaches lace the insects’ feces with chemical cues that mediate social behavior, according to a study.
Roach Conformity
Roach Conformity
Jenny Rood | Feb 4, 2015
Individual cockroaches can be shy or bold, but they alter their behavior to fit in with a group, a study shows.
New Bug on the Block
New Bug on the Block
Tracy Vence | Dec 9, 2013
Scientists have identified a species of cockroach never before seen in the U.S., which was spotted last summer on Manhattan’s West Side.
Controlling Cockroaches
Controlling Cockroaches
Abby Olena | Oct 8, 2013
Responses to RoboRoach, a behavior-controlling cockroach backpack, vary from enthusiasm to ethical concerns.
Roach Motel Vacancies Explained
Roach Motel Vacancies Explained
Ruth Williams | May 23, 2013
Scientists discover why certain cockroaches avoid eating insecticide-containing sugary bait.
Tough Bugger
Tough Bugger
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013
Fearless cockroach hunter Coby Schal investigates how insects communicate via chemical cues, then subverts those signals for pest control.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Kate Yandell, Beth Marie Mole | Jan 15, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Roaches to the Rescue
Elise Andrew | Sep 13, 2012
Live remote-controlled cockroaches may one day be used to seek out Earthquake victims buried in debris.