A Day in the Life: Entomology in the Big Apple
For many entomologists, field experiments happen in actual "fields"—croplands or prairies, for instance—but urban ecologist Elsa Youngsteadt, Ph.D., often finds herself in much different spaces, such as the Broadway median in New York City's Upper West Side.
Female Cockroaches Reproduce Faster When Touched
A study by researchers at North Carolina State University demonstrates that female cockroaches reproduce faster when they are touched by other cockroaches. In fact, they found that even the touch […]
Remote-Controlled Cockroaches and Moths
An assistant professor at North Carolina State University, Dr. Alper Bozkurt, has developed a way to remotely control insects, just as one can remotely control toy cars or helicopters. Beginning […]