Did You Know: Cockroaches Don’t Use Their Brains to Keep Balance?

Neither did we, or anyone else, until the recent release of a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. It turns out that the cockroach’s ability to keep upright has nothing to do with the neural makeup of their brains, as it does in most other creatures, but rather relies on the […]

Beetles Riding Skateboards and Playing Banjos?

A new reality TV show on AMC, “Immortalized,” aims to showcase the creative side of taxidermy. One contestant in particular, Petaluma, California entomologist Kevin Clarke, takes taxidermy to level most of us have likely never considered: insects on motorcycles (hilariously titled “Weevil Knievel”). While most people have heard of butterfly preservation, the preservation and articulation […]