Insect


07 August 2018

How do some African farmers deal with pesky elephants?

08 May 2018

How scientists are tackling the parasite that causes malaria.

17 April 2018

How do insects stop infection from spreading?

27 March 2018

Our panelists go head to head and a lifesize (knitted) gut is passed round the studio.

27 February 2018

The Naked Scientists debunk suspicious sounding science.

26 February 2018

Tree crickets amplify the sounds of their mating calls by cutting a hole into the centre of a leaf and using it as an...

26 February 2018

Ants prevent the spread of disease by killing other ants that are infected.

16 January 2018

Mobile phones can identify mosquitoes by recording the sounds of their wingbeats

22 December 2017

Britons have bought 47-million bottles of gin this year, but how is it made?

18 December 2017

Bumblebees can reason when rolling a ball...

24 October 2017

Scientists at Cambridge University have discovered plants are great illusionists.

11 September 2017

Female Lygus bugs use an anti-anti aphrodisiac to signal that they are ready for mating.

15 June 2017

A protein called TRP1 allows the parasites that cause malaria to move around inside mosquitoes.

15 June 2017

Models predict which species of mosquito may be able to carry the Zika virus in the US.

16 May 2017

From hexagonal honeycombs to counting to four, bees love maths!

09 May 2017

Worldwide, we use over a trillion plastic bags every year. Can a caterpillar help reduce our waste?

28 February 2017

Bees have been trained to kick a ball around, displaying their surprising capability to learn.

31 January 2017

What kind of things can we study using optogenetics?

24 January 2017

Do we really snack on arachnids while sleeping?

10 January 2017

Could a gene drive eradicate mosquitoes?

15 December 2016

Computer simulations reveal how ants work together to carry large food items back to the nest.

15 December 2016

The size and nutritional content of meals influences how sleepy a fly feels afterwards...

14 November 2016

To celebrate Hallowe’en, I’ve picked the scary-sounding fruit fly gene Ouija Board as our gene of the month.

07 October 2016

Modelling the effectiveness of bednets against mosquitoes and malaria...