Insects

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: Life, Discovery Channel, BBC, Challenges of Life, Stalk-Eyed Fly, animals, mammals, birds, television, streaming video Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about the upcoming March 21 premiere of BBC’s LIFE on the Discovery Channel. LIFE is the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful…

tags: Life, Discovery Channel, Challenges of Life, Cheetas Hunting Ostrich, animals, mammals, birds, television, BBC, streaming video Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery Channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about the upcoming March 21 premiere of BBC’s LIFE, the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful natural history documentary of all…

tags: Praying Mantis, Preying Mantis, mantid, insects, birds, hummingbirds, offbeat, predation, predatory behavior, nature, streaming video Sandy Lizotte, the Ventura Hummingbird Lady, captures a rare and remarkable moment where a praying mantis was waiting patiently at a hummingbird feeder to ambush a hummingbird. As you’ll see in this video, the mantid succeeds.

tags: evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, biochemistry, biophysics, magnetoreception, photoreceptor, cryptochromes, geomagnetic fields, butterflies, Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus, birds, migration, signal transduction, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper Every autumn, millions of monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, each weighing less than one gram (one US penny weighs 2.5 grams), migrate nearly 4000 kilometers (3000 miles) between their summer breeding…

tags: biology, zoology, insects, Dragonfly, Wandering Glider, Globe Skimmer, Pantala flavescens, migration, Maldives, India, TEDTalks, TED Talks, Charles Anderson, streaming video While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little…

tags: researchblogging.org, new species, insects, American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, DNA barcoding, Brenda Tan, Matt Cost, Mark Stoeckle, Rockefeller University, American Museum of Natural History, AMNH Mystery cockroach found in NYC apartment. Image: Brenda Tan and Matt Cost. Moving overseas has been a challenge, but worst of all for me has been the fact that my…

tags: insects, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video This video shows honeybees at work, and suddenly discovering a pot of honey on a picnic table. What do they do? This video follows the secret life of these bees.

Love Story

tags: insects, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video About the true love of two apple worms becoming separated during harvest times, but like my love story, this one has a happy ending

Ladybug Lurve

tags: insects, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video A love story, starring those sweet little ladybugs. But this love story has a hidden message under all the gooey kisses.

The Ants and the Sugar Cubes

tags: insects, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video This video shows ant culture and society as you’ve never seen it before!