Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces
Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces
The intersection between water, air, and insects’ intricately decorated surfaces turn out to be the key to explain why droplets bounce so quickly off of them.
Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces
Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces

The intersection between water, air, and insects’ intricately decorated surfaces turn out to be the key to explain why droplets bounce so quickly off of them.

The intersection between water, air, and insects’ intricately decorated surfaces turn out to be the key to explain why droplets bounce so quickly off of them.

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Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2020
Asian giant hornets were found for the first time in Washington State and could reemerge in the spring.
Once Is Enough For Long-Term Memory Formation in Bees
Once Is Enough For Long-Term Memory Formation in Bees
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2020
Honeybees can remember reward-associated odors three days after a single learning experience.
Insect Study Reveals Mixed Bag of Population Trends
Insect Study Reveals Mixed Bag of Population Trends
Amy Schleunes | Apr 26, 2020
Terrestrial insect populations decreased while freshwater populations increased, and though the results are more nuanced than those of previous observations of widespread decline, experts say they are cause for concern.
Image of the Day: Turtle Ant Soldiers
Image of the Day: Turtle Ant Soldiers
Amy Schleunes | Mar 12, 2020
Big heads come in handy when the social insects are tasked with defending their nest.
Beetle Larvae Can Survive on Polystyrene Alone
Beetle Larvae Can Survive on Polystyrene Alone
Nayanah Siva | Mar 11, 2020
Also known as superworms, the scavengers are able to digest the plastic, opening up the possibility of harnessing their abilities to help tackle our pollution crisis.
Image of the Day: Scorpionfly Fossils
Image of the Day: Scorpionfly Fossils
Amy Schleunes | Mar 10, 2020
A piece of ancient amber found in a small Burmese village holds preserved remains that indicate this family of insects survived longer than the Early Cretaceous, as previously believed.
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
To avoid wasting digestive energy, the plant only seals shut after sensing certain prey movements.
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
Trigger hairs on the lobes of the trap are tuned to respond to wriggling prey.
Image of the Day: Molting Mantis
Image of the Day: Molting Mantis
Emily Makowski | Jan 9, 2020
Watch an insect shed its exoskeleton and stretch its new wings.