Ranked by a guy who let a spider-hunting wasp sting him--in the name of science.
Songbirds need bugs, and bugs need local greens.
Scientists are throwing down the spotted gauntlet
In a new book, get a close look
Bee-ing a team player
Chemical defenses make friends look tastier than fronds.
Insect populations are on the decline.
When the going gets tough, the tough self-destruct.
The stink bug has gotten a bad reputation thanks to its unfortunate name. Here's what it should be called instead.
Some caterpillars look exactly like poop
Keep an eye on your toilet bowl (seriously).
Crickets are good for more than just protein
Meet the new record holder
This humble bombus is in danger of going extinct
And they'll likely go looking for a less combative meal.
To make their silk threads sticky, the bugs spit out a glue laced with urea
Really earning its name of sea butterfly
Shine bright like a butterfly
Wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinators.
They're coming to suck your blood
It's up to you whether that's a feature or a bug.
Knowing this can actually help us build better machines
They found some nanoscale clues on the hues.
But did they have to pay extra for the movies?
That's some big stinger energy.
Salty, alkaline water? Sounds like a perfect nursery.
Excerpt: Plight of the Living Dead
Immunity to discomfort seems to run in the family.
Megapixels: We've got a handy new imaging technique for defining millipede species.
This time, they GIFed it.
That's one badass mantis
From cricket tongues to DVD circuitry, an amazing world awaits under the microscope.
But it could reveal more about how life is made
A new book highlights the diversity of these fuzzy pollinators
These little lizards combined evolutionary tactics to come up with their own unique way of running.
BRB, feeding a cow ketchup
You didn't want to sleep tonight, right?
New research shows how insect innovations can spread through a colony
These creatures celebrate Halloween every day
Tamed and Untamed.
Bombardier beetles avoid certain death by making toads puke.
Ballooning behavior might not just be about catching the breeze.
Long may she reign.
But we're still not sure why
And help us learn about dinosaurs, too
Those who forget the past are doomed to re-breathe it.
Their towers even have central air.
Spring is advancing much faster in northern areas than it is in southern areas throughout three migration routes.
PopSci's pick of the litter
Putting birds to work on the farm
From Beyoncé to Shakira.
Or: What to do if you encounter an extinct animal.
Sometimes evolution creates some wacky organisms, but they're only weird to us.
They make up the biggest bunch of the animal kingdom by far.
In order to get under ours
Moths join the ranks of other embattled pollinators, like bees
How microbes make a universal trap for fruit flies almost impossible
Mutually assured satisfaction
Sentimentality aside, eating full-grown animals hurts species more
And also kill them
Talk about having your heart in your stomach...
U.S. policies for protecting them could be shifting drastically.
Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom
Grasshoppers over Texas
Sweet bees are made of these
Too much of a good thing
Ghosts of bats past.
Switzerland's new laws ask you to consider the lobster.
Even urban areas have wild animals galore.
Plus some bee-utiful photography.
Audubon Photography Awards announces the winners of their annual competition.
And for other weird reasons, too.
Ant-Man to the rescue!
These bugs are ready for their close-up
Excerpt: Raised by Animals
The truth is in their teeth
Shining a light isn't always the enlightened thing to do.
Existing just to have sex is a solid evolutionary strategy.
Justin Schmidt feels the burn so you don't have to.
Windows pose a lethal threat to migrating birds. But humans can help.
Think twice before squishing these fascinating creatures.
Even if they survive, they might not thrive.
Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade